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Visual of Indomitable Flock of Balloons Got Wild

Indomitable Flock of Balloons Got Wild

1.5 million balloons were released in once to create a spectacular show becoming uncontrollable and dangerous.

Visual of Wild Birds Illegally Immigrating to City Zoo

Wild Birds Illegally Immigrating to City Zoo

Besides the extensive collection of animals from around the planet, the Amsterdam City Zoo Artis also houses some local wild species on its premises who immigrated into the zoo on …

Visual of Crops Running Wild

Crops Running Wild

Only for the title already I wanted to post this as soon as I read it on Nature.com. The newsarticle is entitled " GM crop escapes into the American wild ." Brilliant! Let's walk …

Visual of We Love Cities, so Do Wild Animals

We Love Cities, so Do Wild Animals

How wild animals and cities are adapting to each other.

Visual of How animal filters unmask the estranged relation to our wild self

How animal filters unmask the estranged relation to our wild self

Would you like a dog snout, cat eyes or fluffy bunny ears? The choice is yours. Virtual selfie filters have become a widespread phenomenon on social media platforms such as …

Visual of Escaped Pet Birds Teach Wild Cockatoos how to Talk

Escaped Pet Birds Teach Wild Cockatoos how to Talk

In some parts of Australia it is no exception to hear voices when there are no people near. The voices are the chatter of wild cockatoos that where taught words and sentences from escaped domesticated cockatoos.

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Wildgruen

Mandy Meißner's "Wildgruen", a plant that can move and communicate. In her view, plants need to be freed from their isolation, both in the way that they can only lean towards the …

Visual of In the Wilderness

In the Wilderness

Recently, I had some free time to return to my old passion of landscape painting. But somehow things seemed to have changed in the wilderness.

Visual of Immune Systems

Immune Systems

Quite a multi-layeredness of the artificially strengthened immune systems they have in place at the Thai border. Microbes and terrorist: hand in your passport. Peculiar image of …

Visual of Wild bikes

Wild bikes

Bikes seem to be a new life form. They are everywhere in the city. On the street, in bike parking, but also just as plentiful on the bottom of channels, on top of street lanterns …

Visual of Next Nature Lecture @ Wilderness Festival

Next Nature Lecture @ Wilderness Festival

What are you doing this weekend? If you happen to be in the neighborhood you may want to attend the Next Nature lecture at the Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire. Anthony and the …

Visual of Wild Style

Wild Style

Using animals as canvas. To advertise here, call 0900 BANKSY. banksy.co.uk

Visual of Anthropo-scene #5: Industrial Wilderness

Anthropo-scene #5: Industrial Wilderness

Old ironworks in Germany have become more natural than "real" nature.

Visual of Projecting wildlife

Projecting wildlife

Carolina Sobecka released her tiger into the night, projected by a moving car. The animal's movements are programmed to correspond to the speed of the car. As the car moves, the …

Visual of Wildlife is disappearing

Wildlife is disappearing

Visual of Wildlife is disappearing II

Wildlife is disappearing II

From the WWF campaign.

Visual of Wild Ones

Wild Ones

Typically when we look at nature we exclude ourselves. Finally there is a book looking at people looking at animals.

Visual of Wild life

Wild life

Peculiar image of the week.

Visual of Colonizing Mars: Not with humans, but plants

Colonizing Mars: Not with humans, but plants

The idea of colonizing Mars has become the big speculative future of humanity on Earth. But, artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg has radically different ideas to contribute to the …

Visual of Custom-grown bones, and other wild advances in regenerative medicine

Custom-grown bones, and other wild advances in regenerative medicine

The human body has always been an incredible machine, from the grand feats of strength and athleticism it can accomplish down to the fine details of each vein, nerve, and cell. …

Visual of Totem Animals for the Anthropocene

Totem Animals for the Anthropocene

Invasive species become the animal symbols for a man-made world.

Visual of Time Between Emergence and Design

Time Between Emergence and Design

Previously, experiences of time emerged from nature as given – offering seasons, the rhythm of humans, plants and animals. Nowadays, people integrate nature-time, body-time, inner-time, clock-time, and global 24/7 systems-time. Human beings, in past, current and next natures, have to deal with emergence and design of time in order to survive.

Visual of Living Among Pests – Designing the Biosynthetic City

Living Among Pests – Designing the Biosynthetic City

Joyce Hwang discusses the challenges for designers, and gains for citizens, of living in a truly biosynthetic city.

Visual of Out of Control

Out of Control

The Made and the Born: Neo-Biological civillization, written by Kevin Kelly, excerpt from Out of Control : The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World, …

Visual of Could Biomimicry Help us Solve the Refugee Crisis?

Could Biomimicry Help us Solve the Refugee Crisis?

From nutrients within an organism, to organisms within collectives, to populations within a territory and so on - nature offers models on how to deal with highly complex systems.

Visual of Interview: Curator Ilari Laamanen on Momentum9, the Nordic Biennial

Interview: Curator Ilari Laamanen on Momentum9, the Nordic Biennial

We recently spoke to Ilari Laamanen, to peel the outcrops of Momemtum9, and unveil the overlapping themes to the next nature philosophy.

Visual of This startup is growing sushi-grade salmon from cells in a lab

This startup is growing sushi-grade salmon from cells in a lab

As the ills of factory farming become more pronounced, people are increasingly gravitating towards vegetarian or pescatarian diets. Besides producing a large percentage of our …

Visual of 24 hours economy

24 hours economy

Could the biggest, most successful discount store in the world really meet your every need? Twenty-four hours a day? That's what the TV spots are saying. Really living there. …

Visual of Human Swarms

Human Swarms

A video showing a small intersection in India. It's hypnotic .

Visual of Long line of cars

Long line of cars

There's a long line of cars And they're trying to get through There's no single explanation There's no central destination But this long line of cars Is trying to get through And …

Visual of Traffic nature

Traffic nature

Japanese scientists made people drive in circles to find out how traffic jams get born. Related: Human Swarms | Harvesting Traffic Information through GSMs |  The things we design …

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Next Nature Kills

Today, 122 years ago, on 13 september 1899, Henry Bliss became the first pedestrian known to be killed by an automobile in North America. Although not the first, he was certainly …

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Next Nature Server Dementia

Over the last few days the Next Nature website has been suffering symptoms of dementia due to a hardware failure at our very fancy and luxurious web hosting provider Media Temple …

Visual of Complexity and Evolving Synthetic Soil

Complexity and Evolving Synthetic Soil

Twenty-first century society draws from a world that is less determined by objects and increasingly shaped by connectivity. The clear either/or distinctions that formerly informed …

Visual of How Data Reformed Politics

How Data Reformed Politics

Big data is reforming politics, but is it for the better?

Visual of The Biosphere Code Manifesto

The Biosphere Code Manifesto

During the event The Biosphere Code, Stockholm University researcher Victor Galaz and colleagues outlined a manifesto for algorithms in the environment.

Visual of The Risk of Technological Unemployment

The Risk of Technological Unemployment

Stephen Hawking gives his opinion on what technological unemployment, aka machines taking over our jobs, can represent for future human societies.

Visual of The religion named Artificial Intelligence

The religion named Artificial Intelligence

Would you pray to a Robot deity? A group of Japanese buddhists is already doing so. Meet Mindar , the robot divinity shaped after the buddhist Goddess of Mercy, also known as …

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Exploring Next Nature (2004)

The first essay ever written on Next Nature, published in Next Nature Pocket and in Entry Paradise, New Design Worlds . ( download pdf ) (German version: Erkundungen im Nächste …

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Next Nature lecture at Lift Conference

Lecture this Friday on Next Nature by Mieke Gerritzen at Lift conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Expect wild trees, wild beaches, wild animals, wild implants and wild corporations.

Visual of The AI Revolution Is On

The AI Revolution Is On

Steven Levy writes in Wired on the unexpected turn of the Artificial Intelligence revolution: rather than whole artificial minds, it consists of a rich bestiary of digital fauna, …

Visual of Living robots made from frog stem cells may revolutionize medicine

Living robots made from frog stem cells may revolutionize medicine

At just a millimeter wide, Xenobots are “neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal", they are "a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism”, says …

Visual of Hunger Games for Robots

Hunger Games for Robots

How would you feel if robots inherited ethical complications of existence?

Visual of Re-introducing Extinct Species

Re-introducing Extinct Species

Extinct European bisons are being reintroduced in parks. But what makes a national park?

Visual of Here’s how the Dutch are embracing blockchain in the polder

Here’s how the Dutch are embracing blockchain in the polder

Smiling broadly and rattling with enthusiasm, the 33-year-old Rylana Doesburg shows off a QR-code on her phone: an angular pattern of black and white squares. “Thanks to this …

Visual of The return of trade: Blockchain technology is enabling trade to make a fierce comeback

The return of trade: Blockchain technology is enabling trade to make a fierce comeback

Before money came into existence, trading was all we knew. Farmers in China traded their spades for food and other goods, and this continued up until a point where most spades …

Visual of Breaking Point?

Breaking Point?

John Zerzan, published in Green Anarchy issue #24 - Spring/Summer 2007 The rapidly mounting toll of modern life is worse than we could have imagined. A metamorphosis rushes …

Visual of One Generation in, Dolphins Still Transmit Human Tricks

One Generation in, Dolphins Still Transmit Human Tricks

Dolphins in Port Adelaide, Australia, have been observed performing a remarkable trick : tail-walking, a trait so rare it has only been seen in the wild one other time. More …

Visual of Interview: Rachel Armstrong, Innovative Scientist Who Wants to Grow Architecture

Interview: Rachel Armstrong, Innovative Scientist Who Wants to Grow Architecture

Rachel Armstrong discusses living buildings, Venice's foundations, millennial nature and how to improve our future.

Visual of Slowing down to start up: Here's the first chapter of our crypto deep dive series

Slowing down to start up: Here's the first chapter of our crypto deep dive series

It takes years to design a new banknote, having hundreds of people working on every little detail, all done under the watchful eye of governments and professionals. However today, …

Visual of The future infrastructure of the blockchain might be green and humane

The future infrastructure of the blockchain might be green and humane

The connection we share through the Internet has laid the foundation for a whole new digital infrastructure, in which blockchain technology is heralded by many believers for being …

Visual of Humans Are the Sex Organs of Technology

Humans Are the Sex Organs of Technology

Written by Kevin Kelly , published in The Technium .  I claim that technology has its own agenda. What is the evidence that technology as a whole, or the technium as I call it, is …

Visual of Razorius Gilletus – On the Origin of a Next Species

Razorius Gilletus – On the Origin of a Next Species

Is the evolution of the single bladed razor into an exorbitant five–bladed vibrating gizmo the outcome of human needs, or is there another force in play? Say hello to Razorius …

Visual of An Ecstatic Dialogue with Richard Doyle

An Ecstatic Dialogue with Richard Doyle

When techno–optimist and fellow at the Hybrid Reality Institute , Jason Silva, meets with Richard Doyle, author of Darwin's Pharmacy: Sex, Plants and the Evolution of the …

Visual of Black Wolves Have Dogs to Thank

Black Wolves Have Dogs to Thank

Black wolves should probably not exist. The same species as their gray relatives, these wolves have a genetic mutation that causes them to produces excess melanin, a pigment …

Visual of Pyramid of Technology: How technology becomes nature in seven steps

Pyramid of Technology: How technology becomes nature in seven steps

How technology becomes nature in seven steps

Visual of Intimate Technology: the Battle for Our Body and Behaviour

Intimate Technology: the Battle for Our Body and Behaviour

Technology is nestling itself within us and between us, has knowledge about us and can act just like us.

Visual of Jazz-Playing Robot Challenges Human-Computer Interactions

Jazz-Playing Robot Challenges Human-Computer Interactions

A musical robot able to improvise a jazz solo in response to an actual person performing jazz.

Visual of Gameplay of the Crowds

Gameplay of the Crowds

Australian programmer started a social experiment called “Twitch Plays Pokémon”. Over a Million People Play Pokémon in Social Experiment

Visual of The First Beauty Contest Judged by AI

The First Beauty Contest Judged by AI

The first beauty contest judged by complex algorithms has sparked controversy after biased results.

Visual of Nature-Inspired Nano-Robots

Nature-Inspired Nano-Robots

Researchers developed tiny, autonomous robots able to repair circuits.

Visual of Rating the Reputation Economy

Rating the Reputation Economy

Our online reputation is becoming a valuable currency that is hard to earn and easy to lose.

Visual of How to Fool a Neural Network

How to Fool a Neural Network

A neural network helps computers with image recognition. It is usually tough to fool. But one group of researchers has found a way to reliably trick it.

Visual of Future AI may hallucinate and get depressed — just like the rest of us

Future AI may hallucinate and get depressed — just like the rest of us

Scientists believe the introduction of a hormone-like system, such as the one found in the human brain, could give AI the ability to reason and make decisions like people do. …

Visual of The Coronation

The Coronation

For years, normality has been stretched nearly to its breaking point, a rope pulled tighter and tighter, waiting for a nip of the black swan’s beak to snap it in two. Now that the …

Visual of Google Ads talk back!

Google Ads talk back!

‘Advertising is the cave art of the 20th century’, Marshall McLuhan said. Advertisings are mythical depictions of hunting and gathering rituals, that don’t take place on some …

Visual of Virtual Money Is a Pleonasm

Virtual Money Is a Pleonasm

Have you heard the buzz on virtual money in online games? Some years ago the first virtual millionaire was announced, yet there have also been reports on people being practically …

Visual of The Cat Parasite that Sells Motorcycles

The Cat Parasite that Sells Motorcycles

The protozoa Toxoplasma gondii makes an unobtrusive home in nearly every warm-blooded species, but it's prolific life is limited: Toxo can only reproduce in cat stomachs. The …

Visual of Cigarettes: Bad for You, Good for Birds

Cigarettes: Bad for You, Good for Birds

Birds use whatever they can get their beaks on to build nests, including cigarette butts. Surprising new research from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México shows that …

Visual of Nature Ludens: The Natural World at Play

Nature Ludens: The Natural World at Play

An ingenious Russian crow that used a lid as a snowboard to slide down a snowy roof persuaded millions of YouTube viewers that animals are not merely beasts of burden – they also …

Visual of New Robot Turns Poo into Energy

New Robot Turns Poo into Energy

Though disgusting, sewage is an abundant, nutrient-rich resource. Researchers at the University of West England have taken advantage of this fact by creating  a robot that turns …

Visual of App Brings Big Data to Birdwatching

App Brings Big Data to Birdwatching

The eBird app is bringing big data to bird spotting.

Visual of GM Mosquitoes: No Olfaction, No Sting

GM Mosquitoes: No Olfaction, No Sting

Engineering mosquitoes to ignore the scent of human flesh.

Visual of Project Genesis

Project Genesis

We serve our systems as much as they serve us.

Visual of Robots Cooperate to Save Coral Reefs

Robots Cooperate to Save Coral Reefs

Robots use swarm intelligence to rebuild coral reefs.

Visual of Drones Could Be the Next Dog Sitters

Drones Could Be the Next Dog Sitters

A drone take a dog out for a walk, guiding and monitoring the pet.

Visual of A Robot Scientist Could Cure Malaria

A Robot Scientist Could Cure Malaria

Although there seems to be no effective drug in use to cure malaria, a scientist robot named Eve may have found a cure.

Visual of Artificial Brain Able to Perceive, Learn and Forget

Artificial Brain Able to Perceive, Learn and Forget

Scientists in Russia have taken a next step in the development of artificial intelligence by creating a "brain" that is able to educate itself.

Visual of IBM Predicts Artificial Intelligence Future

IBM Predicts Artificial Intelligence Future

While the Watson technology is exponentially increasing its processing power on an annual basis and steadily moving from answering trivia questions, to cooking advice, onto medical advice, it is about time we confront it with the million dollar question: "Watson, what do you want?".

Visual of Medical Microbots Used to Perform Biopsy

Medical Microbots Used to Perform Biopsy

With recent successful experiments, we may see doctors switching from the single forceps to hordes of so-called microgrippers.

Visual of MIT Lets Robot Cheetah Off Leash

MIT Lets Robot Cheetah Off Leash

Robot Cheetah has grown up! Scientists at MIT's Biometrics Robotics Lab have now trained their robo-feline Cheetah to detect obstacles and jump over hurdles as it runs, making it …

Visual of The Secret Service is Preparing for Drones

The Secret Service is Preparing for Drones

The U.S. Secret Service is conducting test drone flights over Washington, D.C.

Visual of Cars Are Ready to Recognize Us

Cars Are Ready to Recognize Us

We already recognize faces in our cars, now it is time for our cars to recognize our faces.

Visual of A Cryptocurrency Helping to Cure Cancer

A Cryptocurrency Helping to Cure Cancer

Part two of a ten part series exploring the design of an invisible technology: money.

Visual of The First Self-Driving City Coach

The First Self-Driving City Coach

Mercedes-Benz just revealed the first self-driving city coach and took it to the streets of Amsterdam for a test drive.

Visual of Meet the Firefighter Drone

Meet the Firefighter Drone

Meet the firefighter drone, she is the best at extinguishing fires and keep every species safe!

Visual of The Autonomous Tractor Is Here

The Autonomous Tractor Is Here

Case IH debuted their autonomous farm tractor that plants, monitors crops and harvests, all without a driver.

Visual of AI Draws New Worlds from Its Artificial Memory

AI Draws New Worlds from Its Artificial Memory

An AI draws streets and spaces stitching together its artificial memories of real places.

Visual of Slaughterbots Video Depicts Killer Bots Nightmare

Slaughterbots Video Depicts Killer Bots Nightmare

This seven-minute video, titled 'Slaughterbots', shows a future in which palm-sized autonomous drones commit untraceable massacres.

Visual of A full course cabbage meal to discuss the problem of agricultural over-abundance

A full course cabbage meal to discuss the problem of agricultural over-abundance

Last night we were invited to celebrate the plenty at the third edition of the Neo-Futurist Dinner series at Mediamatic in Amsterdam. This time, the night was hosted by Dutch …

Visual of Chinese farmers are using AI to help rear the world’s biggest pig population

Chinese farmers are using AI to help rear the world’s biggest pig population

It’s been called China’s “pork miracle.” For centuries, pig-rearing in the country was predominantly a backyard occupation. (The etymology of the Chinese character for “home” …

Visual of The future of the ECO Coin

The future of the ECO Coin

How can we design a cryptocurrency for the better of humanity and ecology? In this last chapter of the crypto deep dive series , we will dissect two kinds of blockchain …

Visual of Managing the data deluge: Twitter as a tool for ecological research

Managing the data deluge: Twitter as a tool for ecological research

As early as 2009-10 , researchers were looking at Twitter data mining as a way to predict the incidence of flu. At the time, the H1N1 virus, or “swine flu,” had made the jump from …

Visual of Next Generation: AI meets human creativity in Sofia Crespo's Neural Zoo

Next Generation: AI meets human creativity in Sofia Crespo's Neural Zoo

This story is part of  Next Generation , a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Would you like to see your work here?  Get in touch …

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E-volver

The E-volver is an 'image breeding machine', which takes inspiration from the methods of evolutionary biology to produce colourful,ever-changing images. The software generates …

Visual of The things we design end up designing us

The things we design end up designing us

"While battling the forces of nature, man has become more and more independent of physical conditions. At the same time, however, he has become more and more dependent of …

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Eethapnl

Peculiar image created by Matías Lecaros (Santiago, Chile), promoting that famous boardgame . Inspired -of course- by Damien Hirsts Some Comfort Gained from the Acceptance of the …

Visual of Google DNA search

Google DNA search

Last year Google invested four million in 23andme , a commercial research center that maps out your DNA for 1000 bucks. Now Google also invested in Navigenics , a company that …

Visual of Hail Control Gun

Hail Control Gun

A single hail storm can destroy the year's harvest. For over 25 years, this gun has been used by vine and fruit growers in France, Spain, Austria and Belgium for one purpose: …

Visual of Last night I saw a magnificent flock of Visas

Last night I saw a magnificent flock of Visas

"Visa has elements of Jeffersonian democracy, it has elements of the free market, of government franchising – almost every kind of organization you can think about. But it is none …

Visual of Oil Price Threatens Biofuel Firms

Oil Price Threatens Biofuel Firms

Economy is ecology? Technology Review writes the price of oil has dipped to levels that could be far too low for many advanced-biofuel startups to succeed, especially those that …

Visual of Colalife

Colalife

Coca-Cola© succeeds in what most NGO's try to achieve: getting the goods to the poor in the 3rd world   Africa. For most people there, a Coke is easier to get and cheaper than a …

Visual of Conversations at the doctor

Conversations at the doctor

A mother takes her sick child to the doctor. Who, after careful investigation, concludes the child has a 'virus infection'. The kid is offended and shouts: "But Doctor! I am not a …

Visual of From Genes, to Memes, to Temes

From Genes, to Memes, to Temes

Susan Blackmore studies memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. She makes a bold new argument: Humanity has spawned a new kind of meme, the teme, …

Visual of New Media 80.000 BC

New Media 80.000 BC

Every medium was new oneday . This point is beautifully illustrated in the movie Quest for fire ( La Guerre de feu by Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1981), a must-see for Next Nature …

Visual of Pollution trading – savior or scam?

Pollution trading – savior or scam?

While most people are still prudently changing light bulbs and recycling coffee cups to fight global warming – or at least their gnawing conscience – policy-makers have long moved …

Visual of The Biodegradable Credit Card

The Biodegradable Credit Card

No question about it, Americans have an overconsumption problem. The total outstanding balance of bank-issued credit cards per consumer was $5,710 in December 2008, according to …

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Connected

This is your life. We concur. Self portrait by Kasey McMahon made of s teel, CAT5 and other data cables . Photo by Kevin Rolly . Peculiar image of the week.

Visual of Cultivating the Money-verse

Cultivating the Money-verse

Alright, we were mistaken. Money isn't virtual after all.   A recent TV commercial of a Greek bank shed light on the issue. Your money lives, is anthropomorphic and inhabits an …

Visual of ECO Currency – Explanation Video

ECO Currency – Explanation Video

Earlier we have discussed the ECO currency , now here is an explanation video. The ECO currency is an alternative currency to express environmental value. People who conduct labor …

Visual of European Parliament goes Next Nature

European Parliament goes Next Nature

Alright the title "Making Perfect Life" ' may sound a bit 20th-century-modernistic-techno-optimistic-naive, but for the rest we are confident this conference is going to be pretty …

Visual of Here Comes the iPhone Virus

Here Comes the iPhone Virus

By analyzing billions of phone calls, researchers at Scandinavian telecom company Telenor , mapped how social connections between people – measured partly by how often they called …

Visual of Robosaurus eats Cars for Breakfast

Robosaurus eats Cars for Breakfast

The Robosaurus is the only airplane eating, fire breathing robot on the planet. Pity the thing is merely build for entertainment purposes. Perhaps this thing could finally solve …

Visual of Symphony of Science

Symphony of Science

As it is Sunday today, lets indulge in a scientific spiritual music video. Created by John Boswell . Thanks Finnigans Riverrun.

Visual of What does Technology want?

What does Technology want?

Technologist, environmentalist and nextnature thinker avant la lettre Kevin Kelly , muses on what technology means in our lives – from its impact at the personal level to its …

Visual of Blinky – Does what we want it to do

Blinky – Does what we want it to do

In the short movie Blinky, on a boy and his robot, director Ruari Robinson reflects on our daily dealings with technology and its risks. Alex is a child growing up in a family …

Visual of Cheiracanthium drives a Mazda

Cheiracanthium drives a Mazda

In March, Mazda recalled 65,000 cars, not because of any structural faults in the vehicle, but because the engineers had inadvertently created the perfect habitat for a tiny …

Visual of Crows crack nuts... and traffic patterns

Crows crack nuts... and traffic patterns

http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=BGPGknpq3e0 Narrated by the incomparable David Attenborough, this footage goes to show that urban birds really are smarter . The cross-walking …

Visual of Next Nature lecture: Gardening Complexity

Next Nature lecture: Gardening Complexity

No, the peculiar image above was not created by an in vitro fertilized child from the combined DNA of Escher, Mondrian and Pollock, but rather by 21th century designer Remco van …

Visual of Protei, the Sail Bot that Cleans Up Oil

Protei, the Sail Bot that Cleans Up Oil

Protei is a sailing robot that's designed to clean up oil spills without human assistance. After sailing upwind, the bot drifts downwind, zigg-zagging across the surface to absorb …

Visual of Technology: The 7th Kingdom of Life

Technology: The 7th Kingdom of Life

Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine talks about the nature of technology and propose to define technology as the 7th Kingdom of Life.

Visual of Urban Birds

Urban Birds

It's been known for a while that birds increase their singing volume to make themselves heard in the big city, but recent studies show that the city birds might even be evolving …

Visual of When Siri met Siri…

When Siri met Siri…

Like with pets and babies, we seem to like it when devices mimic our behaviour and social patterns. In the process of domesticating technology, we teach products to behave like …

Visual of Darwinian Selection of the Cowboy Hat

Darwinian Selection of the Cowboy Hat

The standard story of the cowboy hat goes something like this: In 1865, J.B. Stetson went out west during the California gold rush. He observed that bowlers, raccoon hats, and …

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Painted by Robot

The Senseless Drawing Robot is a painting robot that interprets nearby street and sidewalk traffic and turns it into sprays of pigment. The robot is turning chaos into order, and …

Visual of Robots Invade Stores to Steal Our Jobs

Robots Invade Stores to Steal Our Jobs

There's a new threat to the world's unemployed. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a robot that helps to organize shop inventories, making that trip to the …

Visual of Should I be Afraid of...

Should I be Afraid of...

For doom-mongers delight, the Berlin-based design studio Bold Futures made a handy interactive graph of the fatal disasters that might snuff us.

Visual of Where Cars are Born

Where Cars are Born

French photographer Stéphane Couturier provides us with an intimate peek inside the womb of a Toyota car factory north of Paris, France. The highly abstract photos of car parts, …

Visual of Artist Creates Portraits of Strangers Using DNA in Discarded Hair

Artist Creates Portraits of Strangers Using DNA in Discarded Hair

Heather Dewey-Hagborg just needs a strand of your hair to know what you look like.

Visual of Microchips Learn to Repair Themselves

Microchips Learn to Repair Themselves

Taking a cue from the human brain, a new microchip can rewire itself after damage.

Visual of Co-Evolving with Technology

Co-Evolving with Technology

Looking at this nextnatural comic, our co-evolutionary relationship with technology might need some work.

Visual of Computer Algorithms Are Already Replacing Human Journalists

Computer Algorithms Are Already Replacing Human Journalists

Will writing software eventually replace journalists?

Visual of EcoBot III: a Robot that Produces Energy Fueled by Organic Matter

EcoBot III: a Robot that Produces Energy Fueled by Organic Matter

There are robots that look like people, and then there are robots, like the Ecobot III, that look nothing like humans but have our same biological needs: they have to eat, digest …

Visual of Evolving Soft Robots

Evolving Soft Robots

A parade of puffing creatures you can not miss.

Visual of Buckle up for Black Sky Thinking

Buckle up for Black Sky Thinking

How can we anticipate what happens after the technological singularity?

Visual of Interview: Jason Silva, Media Artist and Curator of Awe-Inspiring Ideas

Interview: Jason Silva, Media Artist and Curator of Awe-Inspiring Ideas

Media artist, filmmaker and wonderjunkie Jason Silva talks about technological evolution and why humans are gods with anuses.

Visual of La Surconsommation

La Surconsommation

For those who "eat meat, but don't like in-vitro meat, because it is so unnatural" . Please spend 5 min to watch this video and change your thinking. You were watching the …

Visual of Meanwhile on the Savanna

Meanwhile on the Savanna

The DARPA Military Robot Bull in a field tests.

Visual of Meet The Tongue Parasite

Meet The Tongue Parasite

If you're a fish, and want to keep your original tongue, better keep your mouth closed.

Visual of Mothership

Mothership

A ship shipping ship, shipping shipping ships.

Visual of The Bottom-Up Bitcoin Revolution

The Bottom-Up Bitcoin Revolution

In a recent feel-good article, WIRED wrote about a special group of homeless friends in Florida who, equipped with laptops, phones and free WiFi, manage to make ends meet making …

Visual of The Brain Is as Complex as All the World's Digital Data

The Brain Is as Complex as All the World's Digital Data

With advances in genomics, imaging and other technology,scientists have to face the age of big data.

Visual of The Evolution of the Treble Clef

The Evolution of the Treble Clef

Nongenetic evolution strikes again in the elaborate shape of the treble clef.

Visual of The Technium

The Technium

Buckle up for another cinematic espresso shot from our favorite performance philosopher Jason Silva.

Visual of The World Responds to Bitcoin

The World Responds to Bitcoin

From small stores to the US government, what the world thinks of bitcoin.

Visual of Ambulance Drone

Ambulance Drone

The ambulance drone: an autonomously navigating mini aeroplane that can quickly deliver a defibrillator.

Visual of Assemble Your Own Computer

Assemble Your Own Computer

Kano: the low-cost computer anyone can assemble.

Visual of Binary Code Able to Act Like DNA

Binary Code Able to Act Like DNA

There is a similarity between strings of binary and strands of organic DNA: they both carry actionable information encoded into reconfigurable symbols. Using nature’s biodiversity …

Visual of Dissected Motorcycle

Dissected Motorcycle

The dissected motorcycle learns us that, like in old nature, much of the inner workings of next nature are occluded to us.

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Drone Diver's License? Get it Online!

The online course to get your drone driver’s license for civil use.

Visual of How a Self-Driving Car Sees the World

How a Self-Driving Car Sees the World

The Google self-driving car has driven 700.000 miles by itself, and now it can drive through busy city streets.

Visual of Human Workers Get Increasingly Obsolete

Human Workers Get Increasingly Obsolete

Robots are coming to replace humans at work, are they a real threat to the world’s unemployed?

Visual of Razorius Gilletus Flexball Subspecies

Razorius Gilletus Flexball Subspecies

The latest subspecies in the Razorius line is the Razorius Gilletus Flexball. While Gillete proclaims they reinvented shaving, others argue Gillette's new razor is everything that's wrong with America.

Visual of Remote Surgery

Remote Surgery

Remote surgery is the new step towards robotic surgeons.

Visual of Retro-Futuristic Drones

Retro-Futuristic Drones

In 1925 futurists envisioned a sort of aerial civilization in the sky of New York City.

Visual of Retro Robot Band

Retro Robot Band

The '50s robot band, Le Trio Fantastique, is exemplary of human distant longing for technology that integrates with our body and senses, to the point of taking our place!

Visual of Robot Cheetah Now Runs Free

Robot Cheetah Now Runs Free

Researchers created a robo-feline able to run and bound while completely untethered.

Visual of Robots Are Not Supposed To Think

Robots Are Not Supposed To Think

Empathy for Robots. May cause feelings of Anthropomorphobia.

Visual of Seduction Between Chatbots

Seduction Between Chatbots

Two chatbots seduce each other.

Visual of Super Computer Chips

Super Computer Chips

Indium gallium arsenide couldbe the material of the new super computer chips of the future.

Visual of The Anthropocene Explosion

The Anthropocene Explosion

We have entered the Anthropocene epoch, in which humanity and its instrumentalities are the most potent and influential geological force.

Visual of What Will Life Be Like Inside A Computer?

What Will Life Be Like Inside A Computer?

Many scientists believe that we will soon be able to preserve our consciousness indefinitely. This could be done by copying and transferring these contents into a computer, or by piecemeal replacement with parts of the brain gradually replaced by hardware.

Visual of Why Robots Need Personalities

Why Robots Need Personalities

Social roboticist Heather Knight explains why we should give robots personalities.

Visual of Xmas Unwrapped

Xmas Unwrapped

An expedition along the supply chain, visiting factory floors and productions lines of our fluffy red Santa hats, shiny baubles, tinsel and fake plastic trees. Merry Christmas!

Visual of You Push the Button, It Does the Rest

You Push the Button, It Does the Rest

A button to simplify your internet affairs!

Visual of AI is as Intelligent as a Four-Year-Old Kid

AI is as Intelligent as a Four-Year-Old Kid

Computer can already beat us in many tasks. Complicated calculation, processing speed and chess, to name a few. However, generally speaking, you’re still likely to be more …

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Drone Wars

Analogue vs Digital: Drone Wars

The use of armed drones has dramatically escalated in the war in Pakistan.

Visual of Analogue vs Digital: Self-Driving Cars

Analogue vs Digital: Self-Driving Cars

The image on the left is a car, as we know them. It has a lot of digital technology in it already, but not nearly as much as the other one.

Visual of Artificial Intelligence Able to Create Music

Artificial Intelligence Able to Create Music

Emily Howell is an interactive interface able to compose and perform her own pieces of music.

Visual of Death Threat by a Twitter Bot

Death Threat by a Twitter Bot

Dutch developer Jeffrey van der Goot got questioned by the police after one of his Twitter Bot released a tweet containing a death threat.

Visual of DOUG: the First Robot Able to Draw

DOUG: the First Robot Able to Draw

Robots can already read, talk and reason. Yet, they do not seem to have found limits to their artistic skills either. Meet DOUG_1, first the drawing robot.

Visual of Should Intelligent Sex Robots be Banned?

Should Intelligent Sex Robots be Banned?

The Campaign Against Sex Robots, recently launched, is pushing towards banning the continuation of sex robots development.

Visual of Possibilities for Drones in Performing Arts

Possibilities for Drones in Performing Arts

Japanese fashion brand Buyma created this video with a wink, wherein drones play a crucial role.

Visual of Local Deliveries: Robots or Drones?

Local Deliveries: Robots or Drones?

Starship, a robot that will remodel our local deliveries system.

Visual of Meet the Hospital of the Future

Meet the Hospital of the Future

With its 656 beds, this hospital offers unconventional and leading computerized assistance for all sorts of patients.

Visual of Robot’s Best Friend

Robot’s Best Friend

From chef, to nurse, and also lover. Get ready, a new generation of robots is going to invade our lives!

Visual of Self-Driving Cars Practice Kids Recognition

Self-Driving Cars Practice Kids Recognition

This year's Halloween, Google asked children from the neighborhood to come by in their spooky outfits and play around the self-driving cars.

Visual of Stewart Helps People to Trust Self-Driving Car

Stewart Helps People to Trust Self-Driving Car

Stewart is a tactile interface that mediates the communication between human and self-driving car.

Visual of Australians Wake Up One Hour Early Due to System Error in Their Mobile Phones

Australians Wake Up One Hour Early Due to System Error in Their Mobile Phones

The glitch meant many woke an hour earlier than usual, leaving not just phone customers but whole households unhappy about rising early.

Visual of The Drone Circus

The Drone Circus

The first ever circus consisting entirely of drones is coming to Amsterdam. This fall the Amsterdam Arena will host a choreographed airshow using nothing but drones combined with …

Visual of The Hotel Run by Robots

The Hotel Run by Robots

A futuristic Japanese hotel will be run by robots, designed to be extremely human-like.

Visual of Watch out for Bullied Robots

Watch out for Bullied Robots

Dystopian future scenarios filled with evil robots are everywhere. We are afraid of robots treating us badly, but what will happen if it'll be the other way around? According to …

Visual of We Are What We Like

We Are What We Like

According to a study our PC, equipped with a list of things we "Like" on Facebook , knows us better than our friends.

Visual of AI Teenage Girl Hit by Depression

AI Teenage Girl Hit by Depression

An AI was intended to improve human-like experiences in regards to the company’s customer service chatbots, but has fallen into a suicidal depression instead.

Visual of Roboat Ahoy: the First Autonomous Boats

Roboat Ahoy: the First Autonomous Boats

The first self “driving” boat will be entering the canals of Amsterdam in 2017 with versatile ends.

Visual of Who Are These Trolls Invading China?

Who Are These Trolls Invading China?

China's government fabricates about 488 Million social media posts every year as a strategy to distract from critics to the regime.

Visual of Brexit: the Cultural Climate Warms Up

Brexit: the Cultural Climate Warms Up

On the aftermath of such a historic day for Britain and the EU, it's easy to get swayed into the polarities of political discourse, particularly on social media and the Internet, where things heat up and move fast. The results of the referendum have just come out, and the Internet is already burning with tension. This is called "climate change" - just not the one you are used to hear about.

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Cellphones Go Feral

After reports of Samsung phones causing serious damage, plane delays and even hospitalization, the company made a first recall. However, the new phones were still bursting into flames.

Visual of Your Data Is Worth More Than You Think

Your Data Is Worth More Than You Think

How valuable are your data?

Visual of Dave Hakkens Wins the ECO Coin 2016

Dave Hakkens Wins the ECO Coin 2016

Dave Hakkens wins the 2016 ECO coin Award for his incredible work on the Precious Plastic recycling machines.

Visual of The Death of the Traffic Light

The Death of the Traffic Light

MIT researchers have developed a system of traffic control that will make traffic lights obsolete.

Visual of Difficulty in Voting for Trump or Hillary?</br>Elect an Artificial Intelligence for President

Difficulty in Voting for Trump or Hillary?
Elect an Artificial Intelligence for President

Would you vote for an artificial intelligence to govern our society?

Visual of Disney Lights Up the Sky with 300 Drones

Disney Lights Up the Sky with 300 Drones

Disney’s latest attraction? 300 drones flying in formation.

Visual of Drone Racing: Sports for the 21st Century

Drone Racing: Sports for the 21st Century

Drone racing: a new sport, where competitors drive drones at a speed of 70 mph. They control the drone by distance, using video goggles.

Visual of When FB Replaced Editors with Algorithm

When FB Replaced Editors with Algorithm

Facebook had just fired their curatorial team for the ‘Trending’ news section over an algorithm, resulting in false stories attacking a news anchor, a writer, and Mac Donald’s.

Visual of Lost in the Forest? The Drones Will Find You

Lost in the Forest? The Drones Will Find You

Researchers are teaching drones to recognize and follow forest trails.

Visual of Japan Is Ready to Pay Bills with Bitcoins

Japan Is Ready to Pay Bills with Bitcoins

Japan is the first country to accept the bitcoins as payment method for basic services.

Visual of KaraokeBot Sings Christmas Carols

KaraokeBot Sings Christmas Carols

The KaraokeBot is an AI system that generates and sings Christmas songs from the visual components of an uploaded image.

Visual of Computers Need Domestication

Computers Need Domestication

Soon we won’t program computers anymore, we’ll train them like dogs.

Visual of Mentally Disordered Robots

Mentally Disordered Robots

While robots are becoming more and more human, with all their sensors and information processing abilities, may it be likely that they too could develop mental illnesses?

Visual of Morality of an Autonomous Car

Morality of an Autonomous Car

When an autonomous car has to make a decision, will self-interest or the public good predominate?

Visual of Next Nature and Next Generations

Next Nature and Next Generations

Our workshop with kids from Lanterna Magica, an unconventional primary school in Amsterdam.

Visual of Pokemon Go and Virtual Property

Pokemon Go and Virtual Property

What happens when someone places a virtual property on top of a physical one?

Visual of An Edible Drone for Humanitarian Aid

An Edible Drone for Humanitarian Aid

Nigel Gifford is developing a drone that will be relatively inexpensive, disposable and edible.

Visual of Racist Robots and Bloodthirsty Crowds

Racist Robots and Bloodthirsty Crowds

It took less than 24 hours for Twitter to corrupt an innocent AI bot and teach it morally repugnant things.

Visual of Robot Breaks Rubik's Cube World Record

Robot Breaks Rubik's Cube World Record

Watch this robot solving the Rubik's Cube in 1.047 second.

Visual of A Robot to Help The Refugee Crisis

A Robot to Help The Refugee Crisis

In the last months we've been witnessing a refugee crisis of huge proportions. More than a million people crossed the sea to flee violence in Africa and the Middle-East. Together …

Visual of Are Robots the Future of Tattoos?

Are Robots the Future of Tattoos?

An industrial robot just tattooed the first person ever in San Francisco.

Visual of Robots Taking Government Jobs

Robots Taking Government Jobs

Meet Amelia, the first robot to work along with human coworkers in a council job.

Visual of Robots Are Making Pizza Now

Robots Are Making Pizza Now

A new wave of automation lies in pizza. Not only will robots deliver your pizzas in the future, they will even make them.

Visual of Self-Driving Cars Are Here to Stay

Self-Driving Cars Are Here to Stay

The first time you switch on your self-driving car, punch in your coordinates and cruise off to the soulless thrum of an electric motor you’ve got to wonder: does this thing know what it’s doing?

Visual of Self-Driving Trucks Hit the Highways

Self-Driving Trucks Hit the Highways

A driverless convoy of trucks drove through Europe and safely arrived in Rotterdam yesterday.

Visual of The Movie Written by Artificial Intelligence

The Movie Written by Artificial Intelligence

Sunspring is a Sci-Fi short movie entrirely written by an artificial intelligence.

Visual of A System that Predicts Crime

A System that Predicts Crime

An experiment tries to prevent crime by identifying aggressive behavior with new surveillance technology before actual violence is used.

Visual of Your Teaching Assistant Is a Robot

Your Teaching Assistant Is a Robot

Jill Watson has been performing as teaching assistant for 5 months, but she is not a real person, and students didn't notice.

Visual of Thanksgiving Getaway Gridlock

Thanksgiving Getaway Gridlock

In suburbia, we hope to get away from it all. Unfortunately, everyone else has the same idea. Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers!

Visual of Painted by Drones

Painted by Drones

German aerial-photography group Cooper Copter is exploring “vandalism 2.0” with drones that throw paint bombs.

Visual of Using Solar Powered Drones as Satellites

Using Solar Powered Drones as Satellites

The experimental solar powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 succeeded its record-breaking journey over the Pacific. The Swiss team is now developing the next step of the project: solar drones.

Visual of Watch the First Movie Trailer Made by AI

Watch the First Movie Trailer Made by AI

IBM's Watson succeeded in creating its first-ever movie trailer for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Morgan.

Visual of What's Flying There? Coloring Book

What's Flying There? Coloring Book

What’s Flying There? is a coloring book that opens up new perspectives for drones applications in the human habitat.

Visual of An AI Is Writing the Next

An AI Is Writing the Next "Game of Thrones"

One fan has become so impatient for the conclusion to "Game of Thrones", he's programmed an AI to write it for him. Move over, George R.R. Martin!

Visual of Dinner with Chef Watson

Dinner with Chef Watson

Chef Watson knows over 10.000 recipes. The highbrow robotic cook invited us over for dinner during the first Neo-Futurist Dinner at Mediamatic.

Visual of Take Your Data Selfie

Take Your Data Selfie

Do digital footprints match real life goals?

Visual of Drone Hits Crash Test Dummy for Your Safety

Drone Hits Crash Test Dummy for Your Safety

Researchers at Virginia Tech are studying the risk of injury from a drone collision by hitting a crash test dummy in the head.

Visual of Flying Car Modular Transport System

Flying Car Modular Transport System

Airbus and Italdesign unveil modular urban land and air transport system.

Visual of Next Nature Habitat VR Wins Sweden VR Award

Next Nature Habitat VR Wins Sweden VR Award

Our Next Nature Habitat VR experience has won the Sweden International Virtual Reality Award in the category Best 360 Video!

Visual of Lego Bricks Come Alive

Lego Bricks Come Alive

Lego announced the next generation of building bricks, bringing the creations to life.

Visual of Preventive Punishment for Robots

Preventive Punishment for Robots

The Punishment is an installation featuring a robotic arm that mimics a kid's handwriting perfectly, and repetitively writes "I must not hurt humans".

Visual of Pre-Order the Pyramid of Technology Toolkit

Pre-Order the Pyramid of Technology Toolkit

The Pyramid of Technology toolkit is a workshop-in-a-box that helps you better understand technology and catalyze innovative processes.

Visual of Robot Librarians Instruct Young Generations

Robot Librarians Instruct Young Generations

The Dutch province Gelderland-South uses two educational robots to increase kids' knowledge on such a technology.

Visual of Rights for Robots: EU Calls for Regulation

Rights for Robots: EU Calls for Regulation

A new report recommends that we decide the legal status of robots sooner rather than later. It even suggests that they could be given personhood and rights.

Visual of The Self-Flying Taxi Drone

The Self-Flying Taxi Drone

Passenger-carrying drones will hit the skies in Dubai this summer.

Visual of The Story of Money: Gold

The Story of Money: Gold

The story of money, an accessible roadmap from prehistory to digital age, from cows to credit, from gold mining to bitcoin mining. This episode: gold.

Visual of The Story of Money: Livestock

The Story of Money: Livestock

The story of money: an accessible roadmap from prehistory to digital age - from cows to credit, from gold mining to bitcoin mining.

Visual of The Story of Money: Paper

The Story of Money: Paper

The story of money: an accessible roadmap from prehistory to digital age, from cows to credit, from gold mining to bitcoin mining. This episode: paper.

Visual of The Story of Money: Shells

The Story of Money: Shells

The story of money: an accessible roadmap from prehistory to digital age, from cows to credit, from gold mining to bitcoin mining. This episode: shells.

Visual of Robotic Tarzan Controls Crops

Robotic Tarzan Controls Crops

A robot inspired by a sloth was developed in order to control crops growing in our fields.

Visual of The Selfie Drone

The Selfie Drone

Can a drone take selfies?

Visual of Rescue Drone Will Save You in Open Water

Rescue Drone Will Save You in Open Water

Drone made to rescue in bad weather condition in open waters.

Visual of How AI could revolutionize the teaching profession

How AI could revolutionize the teaching profession

In various parts of the world, access to education is, or risks becoming, a huge crisis. UNESCO estimates that around 20 million new teachers are needed worldwide - and that's not …

Visual of How blockchain technology is changing the agriculture industry

How blockchain technology is changing the agriculture industry

Blockchain is useful for more than cryptocurrency. It’s revolutionizing industry after industry. Next, it may change the way we get our food. The agriculture industry is complex. …

Visual of The return of direct democracy: Introducing a digital agora to the crypto-world

The return of direct democracy: Introducing a digital agora to the crypto-world

In Ancient Greece the people were part of a direct-democracy, this means that they would directly vote for policies and laws. Nowadays, it seems as though this horizontal approach …

Visual of How self-driving cars will change our sex lives

How self-driving cars will change our sex lives

It’s clear that driverless cars will revolutionize the way we get from Point A to Point B. Perhaps less obvious is how it’ll change our sex lives. According to a new study by the …

Visual of Here's all you need to know about the future of the ECO Coin (and how it came about)

Here's all you need to know about the future of the ECO Coin (and how it came about)

Today is Earth Day! This means that we think about the relationship between man, nature and technology, as technology is becoming a nature of its own. Acknowledged in 192 …

Visual of This Twitterbot imagines the Fanta flavors that will fuel your summer

This Twitterbot imagines the Fanta flavors that will fuel your summer

Today, artificial intelligence is doing all kinds of things: It can write an episode of game of thrones , it may revolutionize the teaching industry , and it's drawing new streets …

Visual of Give AI curiosity and it plays video games all day

Give AI curiosity and it plays video games all day

If you teach a robot to fish, it’ll probably catch fish. However, if you teach it to be curious, it’ll just watch TV and play video games all day. Researchers from  Open AI …

Visual of HUBOT: Meet the Cybercrime Detective

HUBOT: Meet the Cybercrime Detective

As a cybercrime detective, you search for suspicious patterns that indicate crime in the digital domain.

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Interview Mark Wigley: "We are living in an ecology of antenna"

With the invention of the radio antenna in the late 19th century, we became a different species: Introducing the human insect. A species, able to communicate across oceans using …

Visual of Brain-assisted driving: Mind-control your car

Brain-assisted driving: Mind-control your car

Before fully autonomous cars take over our streets, we may experience a transition phase: Fasten your seatbelts, as Nissan introduced a so-called Brain to Vehicle (B2V) system to …

Visual of Struck by lightning: Shipping emissions double frequency of lightning storms

Struck by lightning: Shipping emissions double frequency of lightning storms

They say lightning never strikes twice, but it appears to be striking a lot more often in some areas of ocean than others. New research published in Geophysical Research Letters …

Visual of The Story of Money: Bits

The Story of Money: Bits

The story of money: an accessible roadmap from prehistory to digital age, from cows to credit, from gold mining to bitcoin mining. The final episode: bits.

Visual of The Story of Money: Plastic

The Story of Money: Plastic

The story of money: an accessible roadmap from prehistory to digital age, from cows to credit, from gold mining to bitcoin mining. This episode: plastic.

Visual of This startup uses body heat to mine crypto

This startup uses body heat to mine crypto

While many love to speculate about the sheer number of jobs that robots and artificial intelligence are going to replace in the near future, no one seems to be coming up with any …

Visual of China's state news agency has unveiled a virtual newsreader

China's state news agency has unveiled a virtual newsreader

Don’t adjust your TV set, that’s just a new computer-generated news anchor working out the bugs. Xinhua, a Chinese state-run media company, and Sogou, a Beijing-based search …

Visual of Explore your relationship with AI in this exhibition

Explore your relationship with AI in this exhibition

What makes us human? And why do we sometimes fear artificial intelligence? And what about technological singularity - the moment in time when artificial intelligence outperforms …

Visual of How AI is reshaping electronic music

How AI is reshaping electronic music

The idea that AI can compose electronic music may sound a little off to people. It raises essential questions about creativity as a product exclusive to humans: can an AI be …

Visual of Why Next Nature Network is hiring an army of bots

Why Next Nature Network is hiring an army of bots

As we showed with HUBOT , we can use new technologies and robotics to make our work more enjoyable, interesting and humane. Aside from our speculative jobs, a lot of robotic …

Visual of This exhibition looks at how robots are changing the world we live in

This exhibition looks at how robots are changing the world we live in

Delve into the science and fiction of robots at V&A Dundee’s latest exhibition: Hello, Robot . Contemplate the existence of robots and how they have both shaped, and been …

Visual of Your Next Nature guide to Transmediale 2019

Your Next Nature guide to Transmediale 2019

Berlin is kicking off its cultural season with the not-to-miss 23th installment of Transmediale . This year the digital art/culture festival focuses on how feelings are made into …

Visual of AI Song Contest: The show must go on!

AI Song Contest: The show must go on!

The spread of the coronavirus has led to the cancellation or postponement of many events around the globe. Luckily there are still events we can look forward to, such as the AI …

Visual of It could be time to start thinking about a cybernetic Bill of Rights

It could be time to start thinking about a cybernetic Bill of Rights

Like it or loathe it, the robot revolution is now well underway and the futures described by writers such as Isaac Asimov , Frederik Pohl and Philip K. Dick are fast turning from …

Visual of Next Generation: VR creator Bas Jansen asks, is there a place for humans?

Next Generation: VR creator Bas Jansen asks, is there a place for humans?

This story is part of  Next Generation , a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Want to see your work here?  Get in touch  and …

Visual of What will the virus teach us about life?

What will the virus teach us about life?

We live in turbulent times. Thanks to science and technology, we are able to perceive our environment down to the atomic level. We can read DNA, manipulate cells, cut and paste …

Visual of Erkundungen im Nächste Natur (D)

Erkundungen im Nächste Natur (D)

Die Natur verändert sich mit uns (English version: Exploring Next Nature ) by Koert van Mensvoort , published in Entry Paradise, Neue Welten des Designs, Gerhard Seltman, Werner …

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Next Nature Introduction

This project - the Next Nature Network - is about Nature's brand image. One might surmise that "Nature," being 100 percent all-natural, can't have any brand image.  The facts …

Visual of Self–Repairing Architecture

Self–Repairing Architecture

All buildings today have something in common: They are made using Victorian technologies. This involves blueprints, industrial manufacturing and construction using teams of …

Visual of Can Life Be a Technology?

Can Life Be a Technology?

In 2009 the Initiative for Science, Society and Policy coined the phrase ‘living technology’ [1] to draw attention to a group of emerging technologies that are useful because they …

Visual of Lions Relocate to the Suburbs

Lions Relocate to the Suburbs

As cities push to the edges of the wilderness, wild animals are increasingly com

Visual of What Ant Colony Networks Can Tell Us About What’s Next for Digital Networks

What Ant Colony Networks Can Tell Us About What’s Next for Digital Networks

Ever notice how ant colonies so successfully explore and exploit resources in the world … to find food at 4th of July picnics, for example? You may find it annoying. But as an …

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An introduction to Biomimicry

The first time I explained biomimicry to a stranger was not in a talk or a workshop but in a big-box bookstore just after Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature had come out. I …

Visual of Maurizio Montalti talks nature’s cycle of life

Maurizio Montalti talks nature’s cycle of life

As modern humans, we are out of balance with our natural environment. With use of technology, we try to prolong our human lifespan and create materials that live longer than we …

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Max Liboiron: "Pollution is Colonialism"

We now live in a world where plastics are becoming a part of our marine ecosystems. As a result, we strive hard to clean the plastics from our oceans. Dr. Max Liboiron ( Michif …

Visual of Notes on the plastisphere

Notes on the plastisphere

Every piece of plastic that’s ever made, still exists. It results in a floating garbage dump in the ocean, full of life. While this (geo)design was never intentional, humans …

Visual of Echte Natuur is niet Groen

Echte Natuur is niet Groen

Ons beeld van natuur moet worden aangepast

Visual of Real Nature is not Green

Real Nature is not Green

At the edge of the woods along the motorway near the Dutch town of Bloemendaal, there stands a mobile telephone mast disguised as a pine tree. This mast is not nature: at best, it …

Visual of Save our Next Nature! Buy the book

Save our Next Nature! Buy the book

A critical and visual take on culturally emerged Nature. Full of statements from designers and thinkers from around the globe. Wild systems, Genetic Surprises, Calm Technology, …

Visual of Next Nature Interview

Next Nature Interview

For the Venezuelan Magazine Platanoverde , Gabriela Valdivieso y Lope Gutiarrez-Ruiz interviewed artist/scientist Koert van Mensvoort and discussed some of the idea's behind Next …

Visual of Killer Robots

Killer Robots

Rule #1:  A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. Remember Isaac Asimov's classic  three laws of robotics ? Surely thats …

Visual of BioStream

BioStream

A renewable energy technology company in Australia designed this power generation system inspired by the shape of the tailfins of sharks, tuna and mackerel. The currents on the …

Visual of The Playboy Interview

The Playboy Interview

In 1961, the name of Marshall McLuhan was unknown to everyone but his English students at the University of Toronto – and a coterie of academic admirers who followed his abstruse …

Visual of The World Without Technology

The World Without Technology

I remember the smoke the most. That pungent smell permeating the camps of tribal people. Everything they touch is infused with the lingering perfume of smoke – their food, …

Visual of Moral Shortcomings in the Technology Debate

Moral Shortcomings in the Technology Debate

Digital and genetic techniques increasingly influence life. Our belief in progress through technology stands in the way of a moral debate on this development. By Rinie van Est We …

Visual of Interview: Liam Young on Speculative Architecture and Engineering the Future

Interview: Liam Young on Speculative Architecture and Engineering the Future

Interview with Liam Young on his work in speculative architecture, the future, and our role in nature as humans.

Visual of When the Sun Casts Its Vote

When the Sun Casts Its Vote

Space weather can influence elections on Earth.

Visual of The Animal Sweater

The Animal Sweater

The pattern on the Animal Sweater suggests a new way to experience commercial imagery. The Animal sweater, designed by Karl Grandin, was first shown at The Biggest Visual Power …

Visual of Disaster Edens: The Anti-Tourist Attraction

Disaster Edens: The Anti-Tourist Attraction

Imagine your cruise to the Galapagos came with a ghoulish warning: "Your hair will fall out, your skin will blister, you'll probably get cancer and your children's children might …

Visual of YouTube preserves unmediated Nature

YouTube preserves unmediated Nature

On Youtube, there's a whole sub-genera of safari videos that show, in gruesome detail, what exactly it means to live and die in Old Nature. The above film is a particularly …

Visual of CAMOVER: Destroy All CCTV Cameras!

CAMOVER: Destroy All CCTV Cameras!

Earn points in an online game by destroying real-life CCTVs.

Visual of From Eco-Apartheid to Earth Democracy

From Eco-Apartheid to Earth Democracy

Do humans exist merely to make money and use resources? Vandana Shiva believes humans have a higher purpose.

Visual of Professions Of The Future

Professions Of The Future

As technology evolves, what today seems like science fiction may be the job market of tomorrow: 11 professions of the future.

Visual of Anthropo-scene #8: Anthropocene Rabbit

Anthropo-scene #8: Anthropocene Rabbit

With cities covering growing area of land, we humans and our spaces build the new wilderness for animals and plants.

Visual of Growing Drones From Chemicals

Growing Drones From Chemicals

Researchers are experimenting with a new technology that would be able to grow drones from chemical compounds.

Visual of ECO Coin Award Interviews: Shubhendu Sharma

ECO Coin Award Interviews: Shubhendu Sharma

We asked Shubhendu Sharm, our first ECO coin award nominee about his method, business and hopes for the future.

Visual of On the origin of the e-bike

On the origin of the e-bike

The oldest known serious candidate forerunner for the bicycle is the ‘running machine’ built by the German Baron Karl von Drais. His two-wheeled machine became known as the …

Visual of Beyond Biomimicry: A New Urgency

Beyond Biomimicry: A New Urgency

Designers face an unprecedented urgency to alter their methods and reprioritize their goals to address the accelerating degradation of the environment. This new …

Visual of Four visions for the future of public transport

Four visions for the future of public transport

The way people get around is starting to change, and as a professor of transport strategy I do rather wonder if the modes of transport we use today will still be around by the …

Visual of Microbiocene: A microbiological archeology of the future

Microbiocene: A microbiological archeology of the future

In configuring our next nature, artists and scientists explore new languages that move beyond the Anthropocene - the era of human beings. These semantics would bridge the gap …

Visual of Talking Nonhuman Nonsense

Talking Nonhuman Nonsense

Nonhuman Nonsense is a research-driven design and art studio existing somewhere between utopia and dystopia. They wonder upon our relationship with the non-human, embracing …

Visual of Faustian Bargains and Pineapple Shampoo

Faustian Bargains and Pineapple Shampoo

Since the early days of the net, the electronic pastoral has lent itself to all sorts of dubious agendas pushed by science, the military and even libertarian tendencies. In the …

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Lecture in San Diego

Lecture on Next Nature this Wednesday at the UCSD Center for Research in Computing and the Arts in San Diego. Expect wild trees, wild beaches, and wild systems.

Visual of Observing Next Nature

Observing Next Nature

You can watch it grow in front of your eyes. Via Core.form-ula .

Visual of ECO Currency – A Proposal to Balance Economical and Environmental Value

ECO Currency – A Proposal to Balance Economical and Environmental Value

Imagine we would have an alternative monetary currency for environmental value. Would the rain forest still be destroyed if there existed an ECO–currency to express its value and …

Visual of Next Nature Movie #9 – The Terminal

Next Nature Movie #9 – The Terminal

Viktor Navorski is an Eastern European traveler – portrayed by Tom Hanks, who in the movie ‘Cast Away’ already played a man stranded on an uninhabited island – that finds himself …

Visual of Ancient Man Impacted Environment Already

Ancient Man Impacted Environment Already

The human environmental impact on our planet is hardly underestimated nowadays. Scientist agree humans are to blame for Global Warming – some are already dreaming up scenario’s of …

Visual of Who Watches the Watchers?

Who Watches the Watchers?

In The Watchers , the creative geniuses at Studio Smack picture a world where surveillance systems don't just watch us - they actively judge.  Are you a green-coded Conformist or …

Visual of Sand Engine Reinforces Dutch Coastline

Sand Engine Reinforces Dutch Coastline

Now here is an hands-on example of ‘guided growth‘ as a way to steer complex systems.

Visual of The Ecological Human

The Ecological Human

The nature of humanity in the twenty-first century is, according to sociologist Steve Fuller, a ‘bipolar disorder’ beset with dualisms of identification such as divine/animal, …

Visual of The NBIC Convergence: When Machines and Matter ‘Have Sex’

The NBIC Convergence: When Machines and Matter ‘Have Sex’

The Singularity , as popularized by Ray Kurtzweil, refers to a near term, theoretical time when machine intelligence greatly surpasses our own. At this point we will experience a …

Visual of Colorado Town votes on License to Hunt Drones

Colorado Town votes on License to Hunt Drones

Drones are the mosquitoes of the 21st century. A small town in Colorado will be voting on an ordinance for drone hunting licenses for shooting down the wild robotics.

Visual of The Prefuture of Synthetic Biology

The Prefuture of Synthetic Biology

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg discusses the promises and realities of synthetic biology.

Visual of DIY Wire Networks In India

DIY Wire Networks In India

Indian fragile DIY electronic infrastructure gives an insight into our complex electronic wire systems.

Visual of Interview: Bruce Sterling on the Convergence of Humans and Machines

Interview: Bruce Sterling on the Convergence of Humans and Machines

We had the honor of hosting Bruce Sterling in our Next Nature Network headquarters to talk to him about the concept of the convergence of humans and machines.

Visual of Solar Eclipse May Impact Power Supply Due to Increased Use of Solar Panels

Solar Eclipse May Impact Power Supply Due to Increased Use of Solar Panels

Solar eclipse may impact power supply due to increased use of solar panels

Visual of The Enlightenment Is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

The Enlightenment Is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

We humans are changing. We have become so intertwined with what we have created that we are no longer separate from it. We have outgrown the distinction between the natural and the artificial. We are what we make.

Visual of How We Domesticated Food

How We Domesticated Food

We tend to believe that the fruit and the vegetables we eat today are "natural" and the same as they always were. It turns out that in the past this familiar food didn't look like this at all.

Visual of ‘Optimism is our duty’: A conversation with Koert van Mensvoort

‘Optimism is our duty’: A conversation with Koert van Mensvoort

We live in a world in which we control the biology of a tomato at such precision, you could think of it as a product of technology, instead of a product of nature. Think about it, …

Visual of Next Generation: Building Aquatecture with Shaakira Jassat

Next Generation: Building Aquatecture with Shaakira Jassat

This story is part of  Next Generation , a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Your work here?  Get in touch  and plot your …

Visual of Nurturing Architecture

Nurturing Architecture

The way we currently build is not sustainable. We will have to develop a sustainable living environment that matches our human needs, intuitions and potential.

Visual of Generative graffiti

Generative graffiti

Here 's a work by Theodore Watson (Amsterdam) on the face of the Maritime Hotel (New York) The particles are attracted to one another but will repel away from the non-lit windows. …

Visual of Elephant sends sms messages to rangers

Elephant sends sms messages to rangers

In the Kenyan wildlife conservancy Ol Pejeta elephants are tagged with a GPS-triggered text messaging device. Before the elephants start raiding the nearby villagers' harvest they …

Visual of Old nature compared

Old nature compared

The comparison graphics are a bit dull after a while, but I think this video illustrates how people deal with the forces of Next Nature; If we want to understand why managers, …

Visual of Smart Forests - EWAN

Smart Forests - EWAN

At Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Christopher Love and colleagues are working to find out whether energy from trees can be used to prevent forest fires. A sensor system …

Visual of Lost on the Freeway?

Lost on the Freeway?

An advertisement campaign for MIO GPS systems. Via Scene 360 . Related: Observing Next Nature , Waves of Asphalt , Magic Highway USA , Interchange , Exploding City .

Visual of Climate Craze in Russia

Climate Craze in Russia

Climate change is often thought to have its winners and losers, with Canada, Nordic countries and Russia being portrayed as among the lucky few chilly nations where moderate …

Visual of HP Computers are Racist

HP Computers are Racist

These two co-workers found out the face tracking feature of the utterly advanced HP webcam will not recognize or track black faces. Hewlett Packard says it's because the program …

Visual of Nanoparticles in Sunscreen Damage Microbes

Nanoparticles in Sunscreen Damage Microbes

Nanotechnology has been hailed for its benefits because of the potential ability to create drugs that could cure cancer and radiation poisoning, make miniature pollutant filters …

Visual of Inventing an Extinct Horse

Inventing an Extinct Horse

Along with the  Heck cattle and Scottish Highlanders , another reconstructed species roams the Dutch dunes . The sturdy  Konik horse , also known as the Polish primitive, is the …

Visual of Monsanto's Technorhetoric Kills Corn

Monsanto's Technorhetoric Kills Corn

Mega-agro-biotech corporation Monsanto recently denied that insects have developed resistance to their patented Bt corn . Injected with a bacterial gene toxic to corn rootworms, …

Visual of Next Nature Services

Next Nature Services

Intentionality separates culture from nature. A dog is intentional, a fox is not; a park is intentional, a forest is not. Since trash, ruined buildings, and automated computer …

Visual of The Search for the

The Search for the "Real" Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is fake-for-real. While it's true that there was a minor harvest feast in 1621, held by English immigrants and Wampanoag Indians, the event was never celebrated …

Visual of The Technological Sublime

The Technological Sublime

The sublime is an aesthetic concept of 'the exalted,' of beauty that is grand and dangerous. Through 17th and 18th century European intellectual tradition, the sublime became …

Visual of Typing Out Evolution

Typing Out Evolution

From the exhibit "What Machines Dream Of" in Berlin comes Life Writer , a work by Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau. As the participant types, letters are projected on a …

Visual of Hidden Cities Emerge from the Amazon

Hidden Cities Emerge from the Amazon

Famed for its jaguars, orchids, and horrifying parasites, the Amazon is just as famous for what it lacks: human presence. For many years, the prevailing wisdom has been that …

Visual of Nanotech Generates the Blackest Black

Nanotech Generates the Blackest Black

As the NANO Supermarket opens discussions on the ethics, purpose and usability of nanotechnology, Frederik De Wilde is researching its artistic possibilities. De Wilde is a guest …

Visual of Nature is Dead, Long live Nature

Nature is Dead, Long live Nature

Like we did to old nature before, we must now cultivate our technological environment.

Visual of Rayfish CEO Responds to Break-In by Animal Rights Activists

Rayfish CEO Responds to Break-In by Animal Rights Activists

Rayfish CEO Raymond Ong recorded a video response in which he analyzes the controversy around his genetically engineered stingray leather sneaker. Highly recommended for nextnature connoisseurs.

Visual of The Action Plant Runs Away from Your Touch

The Action Plant Runs Away from Your Touch

Plants have it tough. They're tasty, silent, and stuck to the spot. With  Jurema Action Plant, artist Ivan Henriques has given plants the mobility they deserve . Henriques' pieces …

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Why It's Time to Calm Down about "Invasive" GM GloFish

Is the neon green tetra GloFish soon to be the florescent, transgenic terror of America's waterways? The internet hype machine has repeated ad infinitum the Washington Post's  …

Visual of 33% of All Seafood in the United States Is Fraudulently Labeled

33% of All Seafood in the United States Is Fraudulently Labeled

A new study from the marine conservation group Oceana reveals that a full one-third of seafood across the US is mislabeled. Not surprisingly, the most expensive fish is also the …

Visual of Anthropo-scene #2: The Mind's Lianas

Anthropo-scene #2: The Mind's Lianas

What are the physical forms of the noosphere?

Visual of Get Ready for the Arctic to Bloom

Get Ready for the Arctic to Bloom

In the warming Arctic, an area the size of the US is now covered in vegetation.

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With "Stealth Wear", Hide from Unmanned Drones in Style

Tired your ugly duds? Sick of surveillance drones? Does Adam Harvey have the clothing for you!

Visual of Yes, Naturally

Yes, Naturally

The introductory essay from the Yes, Naturally book - available in our store!

Visual of Need to Unplug? There is an App for that

Need to Unplug? There is an App for that

At times it seems we serve our technology as much as it serves us. The OFFTIME App wants to save us from our own devices.

Visual of Next Nature and the Curse of Oil

Next Nature and the Curse of Oil

The next step is to embrace and celebrate how cultural artifacts are escaping control, becoming autonomous, and forming the “next nature”.

Visual of Reinventing Nature with Synthetic Biology

Reinventing Nature with Synthetic Biology

Bioengineer Drew Endy shares his idea of biology as a precision manufacturer that could potentially transform civilization as we know it.

Visual of Shark Deterrent Wetsuits

Shark Deterrent Wetsuits

A new way to project yourself against sharks while enjoying your favorite watersport!

Visual of What Bits Want

What Bits Want

Digital bits have lives. They work for us, but we totally ignore them. What do bits really want? Here are the life stories of four different bits.

Visual of If a Robot Buys XTC on the Dark Web, Who is Responsible?

If a Robot Buys XTC on the Dark Web, Who is Responsible?

The Random Darknet Shopper, with bitcoin to burn, has purchased counterfeit jeans, master keys, dodgy cigs and even a bag of ecstasy tablets. Who is legally liable?

Visual of Should We Fear Thinking Machines?

Should We Fear Thinking Machines?

It seems thinking machines could put the human race in danger. How realistic these fears are?

Visual of Teasing the Internet of Things

Teasing the Internet of Things

When there is such abundance of areas where IoT could be applied, several ridiculous, unnecessary products are inevitable.

Visual of Foster’s Prototype for a Droneport

Foster’s Prototype for a Droneport

Norman Foster's project for a Droneport that will give a valid, affordable alternative to reach and bring help to remote areas.

Visual of Vacation in the Era of Marine Pollution

Vacation in the Era of Marine Pollution

While we can’t just leave the coast permanently without upsetting the delicate balance of this new environment we created, we can take better care of it to ensure that it is around for years to come.

Visual of Visualize the Hidden World of Digital Networks

Visualize the Hidden World of Digital Networks

Have you ever wondered what the infosphere looks like? Dutch designer Richard Vijgen’s app Architecture of Radio is a field guide to the hidden world of digital networks.

Visual of Artificial Light Threatens Pollination

Artificial Light Threatens Pollination

A recent study demonstrated how artificial light is a serious threat to plant pollination. It puts plant reproduction in danger, as well as the whole ecosystem.

Visual of DNA Hacking: Catch a Computer Virus

DNA Hacking: Catch a Computer Virus

We know how it feels to catch a cold; how might it feel to catch malware?

Visual of Floating Green Power

Floating Green Power

Offshore renewable energy resources, such as floating solar arrays, have begun to pop up around the world.

Visual of Kangaroos Confuse Self-Driving Cars

Kangaroos Confuse Self-Driving Cars

Volvo's driverless car system has trouble recognizing kangaroos because it gets confused by the hopping of the marsupial.

Visual of Your First AI Friend for Life

Your First AI Friend for Life

Replika is your friend for life. He is 100% AI chatbot that you “raise” by chatting with it.

Visual of Robotic Animal Spies

Robotic Animal Spies

BBC is using robotic animal spies to capture wildlife.

Visual of Jobs for Facilitators - Robots at Work #3

Jobs for Facilitators - Robots at Work #3

This is post number three of our serie 'Robots at Work'. In this episode we present you five jobs for facilitators, the ones who love to work with technology.

Visual of Seeking Symbiosis

Seeking Symbiosis

Visual artist Heleen Blanken explores the complex relationship between people, nature and technology.

Visual of Interruptions

Interruptions

Every ecology needs balance. So that's also true for the ecology of the office. The office is a ecology that is highly regulated: temperature, light, humidity, distance to other …

Visual of A mouse can scare the cat away

A mouse can scare the cat away

Animal Nextnature! Using an animal as part of your lego creation. A 'behaviour block' can track the behaviour of the animal inside. This behavior is the nused to drive the Lego …

Visual of ALAVs

ALAVs

They make whale-like sounds, they feed, float and flock: Autonomous Light Air Vessels. video | alavs.com

Visual of All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

by Richard Brautigan (1968) I like to think (and the sooner the better!) of a cybernetic meadow where mammels and computers live together in mutually programming harmony like pure …

Visual of Anybody else hear that ringing?

Anybody else hear that ringing?

An actress in Atlanta, has tried to answer her phone to the thrrrrup, thrrrrup, thrrrrup of a truck bouncing down a pothole-pocked street. Others say they thought they heard …

Visual of Designing for Next Nature (workshop report)

Designing for Next Nature (workshop report)

The extent to which new technologies are intervening with everyday life can hardly be underestimated. Virtual realities, nano- and biotechnology are increasingly providing new …

Visual of Digital Stock Market Garden

Digital Stock Market Garden

The Ticker Garden is a stand-alone data visualization application that monitors a stock portfolio. Different flowers represent the real-time performance of selected stocks via the …

Visual of Evolving Logo

Evolving Logo

Generative graphics and organic information design are making their way into the world of the applied arts. For the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, …

Visual of Green Electricity

Green Electricity

Electricity itself is a natural phenomena, but as regular AC/DC currency it becomes a commoddity. But Green Electricity is a strange thing. You pay more money for your electricity …

Visual of Inner life of a cell

Inner life of a cell

You know.. cells have feelings too... and friends.. Check the video here

Visual of N is for Nature

N is for Nature

There are people who think what makes a good wine comes from nature - factors like rain and soil and temperature. Then there are those who think it's a matter of second nature - …

Visual of Online RPG Funeral Gets Ambushed

Online RPG Funeral Gets Ambushed

Since its launch in November 2004, World of Warcraft (Wow) has become the most widely played massively multiplayer online (MMO) game in the world. When a popular WoW player died …

Visual of Plant Sensors

Plant Sensors

One day you will step into the garden to look at the flowers - and the flowers will look back at you. Rich Fletcher, Nikolai Slavov, and Hiroshi Ishii from MIT Tangible Media …

Visual of RFID Chips: Is your cat infected with a Computer Virus?

RFID Chips: Is your cat infected with a Computer Virus?

A group of computer researchers from Amsterdam have demonstrated that it is possible to insert a software virus into radio frequency identification tags, part of a microchip-based …

Visual of Robotic Action Painter

Robotic Action Painter

RAP is a new generation of painting robots designed for Museum or long exhibition displays. It is completely autonomous and need very little assistance and maintenance. RAP …

Visual of Sequoiaview - harddisk visualisation

Sequoiaview - harddisk visualisation

Did you ever wonder where all that hard drive space went too? Sequoiaview generates organic-like views of the files and folders on your hard drives using cushion treemaps. …

Visual of Portraits of American Mass Consumption

Portraits of American Mass Consumption

The Art of Junk by Chris Jordan .

Visual of What's Epic?

What's Epic?

Epic is a fictional prospect (from 2004) on the future culture of media and internet-corporations. The human addiction to news and information must - according to this video - …

Visual of Backpacker Airplane

Backpacker Airplane

No, I am not sure if and how this distressed airplane wearing its passengers luggage on its back relates to our research topic. Anyhow, it is the peculiar image of the week. The …

Visual of Body-part nature

Body-part nature

clemenskogler.net | video | related topic: Sixties last

Visual of Catcam

Catcam

J. Perthold (Germany) has a cat called Mr. Lee; a cat with a cam! Through smart circuit-engineering, the VistaQuest Digital Keychain takes pictures every minute for 48 hours on …

Visual of Can't handle your machine? Just eat it!

Can't handle your machine? Just eat it!

Visual of Edible RFID tags

Edible RFID tags

Inventors keep coming up with new ways to exploit RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags. Now Kodak wants to use them to probe a person's digestive system. RFID tags are tiny …

Visual of Packet garden

Packet garden

Packet Garden is an experimental artwork that seeks to provide an alternative and accessible approach to visualizing daily internet use. Plants are also grown for each protocol …

Visual of Periodic table of the internet

Periodic table of the internet

A periodic table of the most popular websites on the internet . websites are categorized according to search engines, internet tools, site ranking, aggregators, web comics, …

Visual of RedesignMe

RedesignMe

We are all born in a world that has been designed already. Cars, dishwashers, dildo's, remote controls, ATM machines. Although these products are supposed to make life better, …

Visual of Spiders on Drugs

Spiders on Drugs

In the 1960s, Dr. Peter Witt gave drugs to spiders and observed their effects on web building. Meet the cocaine, LSD, and the crack spider. Corny Alert!

Visual of RFID implant opens doors

RFID implant opens doors

Amal has two RFID implants, one in each hand. His left hand contains a 3mm by 13mm EM4102 glass RFID tag that was implanted by a cosmetic surgeon. His right hand contains a 2mm by …

Visual of Weed

Weed

Peculiar image created by Koert van Mensvoort .

Visual of Worm-storm weather report

Worm-storm weather report

A short video showing a live o utbreak of malware named Small.DAM. Are we looking at the weather report of the future here?

Visual of 10 years Google

10 years Google

The good people of NextNature.net congratulate Google.com with its tenth anniversary. See also: Google 2084 , Google DNA , Google manhole , Googling in physical space , Google …

Visual of A Garden Raised by Television

A Garden Raised by Television

  This installation is called Feed and raises ferns that can survive under conditions of extreme lighting. The television screens provide light to the plants, which grow …

Visual of Economy is ecology

Economy is ecology

Nature is itself a free market system. A rain forest is an unplanned economy, as is a coral reef. The difference between an economy that sorts the information and energy in …

Visual of Grasscutter Architects

Grasscutter Architects

Ten tons of cement were pourred into this grasscutters ant colony, revealing a subterranean structure of 8 meters / 26 feet deep. 'Ant-City' was built including circulating …

Visual of Hortus Conclusus

Hortus Conclusus

This weeks peculiar image is a work by Zeger Reyers. In 2001 he vaccinated some everyday objects - found in the basement of Rotterdam Art Centre Witte de With - with oyster …

Visual of Hurricane$ approaching

Hurricane$ approaching

Economy is ecology . At least, according to the biomimicmarketeers of the US Wachovia Bank who created this weather report like newspaper advertisement. Nowadays most people worry …

Visual of Hurricane Control Causes a Storm of Lawsuits

Hurricane Control Causes a Storm of Lawsuits

Controlling hurricanes could save lots of lives and dollars. According to a study published in by climate physicist Daniel Rosenfeld , adding dust to Hurricane Katrina's base …

Visual of It is Nature... but not as we know it

It is Nature... but not as we know it

No, this isn't the newest picture of some star system or nebula taken by Hubble telescope in deep space. This is a map of the internet. It might not be of much use since it is …

Visual of Letting Go

Letting Go

Inspired by the death of his grandfather, LEGO builder Shannon Ocean visualizes the chaos that lies beyond death in this thoughtful and somewhat disturbing piece called " Letting …

Visual of Meet the Worms, Viruses and Trojans

Meet the Worms, Viruses and Trojans

Now there is an interesting biomimicmarketing technique we had not seen before. For their new marketing campaign internet security company Messagelabs worked with digital artist …

Visual of Mutants

Mutants

Mutants by Ricardo Portilho .

Visual of Nobuo Takahashi's Exploding City (video)

Nobuo Takahashi's Exploding City (video)

In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of the world's population will be living in towns and cities . By 2030 this number will swell to almost 5 billion, with …

Visual of Prof. Dr. Jos de Mul's - Poetry of Genetics

Prof. Dr. Jos de Mul's - Poetry of Genetics

In the weeks towards the Biggest Visual Power Show 2008 we post a few video's of earlier power show presentations. Philosopher Prof. Dr. Jos de Mul – author of countless articles …

Visual of RepRap - a self-reproducing machine

RepRap - a self-reproducing machine

The RepRap is a selfreproducing 3D printer. The 3D printer 'prints' his own components by melting tiny plastic particles together. Imagine what would happen if this 3D printer …

Visual of Saturn (Directors Cut)

Saturn (Directors Cut)

The struggle between the born and the made is being fought out in a wardrobe on Saturn. By: 1stavemachine.com | Related: Sixties Last

Visual of Small Talks

Small Talks

An installment in the series of: " Things I have learned in my life so far ". sagmeister.com These dividing pages for Austrian magazine .copy spell out:"Starting / a / charity / …

Visual of The Internet's presidential attention

The Internet's presidential attention

Now that we've recognized the internet as a living entity , we can begin to wonder what the internet is thinking of. Would it be possible to communicate? Ask questions? Read its …

Visual of The Invisible Movie

The Invisible Movie

In the Netherlands, there is a raging debate about a movie nobody ever saw. It seems that images have become so powerful, we don't even need them anymore to scare the hell out of …

Visual of The mobile evolution

The mobile evolution

In our NextNature event BVPS (May 2008), Kevin Kelly spoke of technology as the 7th kingdom of life : a form of evolution whithout the nasty side–effect of dying (Every object …

Visual of The Order Electrus

The Order Electrus

"Nature adapts, even to human actions that seem to destroy everything. The amazing power of evolution has given birth to a new species of insect. Their ideal habitats are old …

Visual of Untitled Sound Objects

Untitled Sound Objects

Pe Lang and Zimoun have created a range of sound objects, also referred to as the Untitled Sound Objects . These sound objects are mainly triggered by simple vibration motors, …

Visual of Zombie Spam – botnet resurrects from death

Zombie Spam – botnet resurrects from death

Computerworld reports a big spam-spewing botnet, that was shut down a few weeks ago, has been resurrected and is again under the control of criminals. The "Srizbi" botnet returned …

Visual of A Future Love Story

A Future Love Story

By MARCEL VAN DER DRIFT. Ten years from now, a cell phone gently sinks to the bottom of the river. It's one of the latest models. The clever design, trendy colours and nifty …

Visual of Advanced Seed Bombs

Advanced Seed Bombs

Designer Jin-wook Hwang from South Korea came up with the idea of replanting and reforesting arid areas using seed bombs . When airdropped, the bombs disassemble themselves, …

Visual of Behavioral Urbanism

Behavioral Urbanism

Its title might be self-explanatory and it sure looks intriguing... however kokkugia fails to give a thorough description for this architectual piece. Classified as 'peculiar …

Visual of China limits use of 'virtual' currencies

China limits use of 'virtual' currencies

By DAVID BARBOZA SHANGHAI — China made public on Tuesday regulations aimed at cracking down on the use of virtual currencies amid worries that a huge underground economy was …

Visual of Designing for NextNature @ TU Eindhoven

Designing for NextNature @ TU Eindhoven

Starting February 2009 the Industrial Design department of the Eindhoven University of Technology takes Next Nature as one of its educational themes. The Industrial Design …

Visual of Escape of the Prairiedogs

Escape of the Prairiedogs

" It took just 10 minutes for a dozen prairie dogs to outwit the creators of the Maryland Zoo's new $500,000 habitat. Aircraft wire, poured concrete and slick plastic walls proved …

Visual of FDA holds up the delivery of an 'Apple'

FDA holds up the delivery of an 'Apple'

The US Food and Drug Administration is holding up the delivery of an iMac because they seem to think it is an apple, not an Apple. I don’t want to believe that either UPS or the …

Visual of Flu Collector

Flu Collector

Rather than trying to delay or avoid a flue infection, why not plan it?  The INFLU flu collector mask helps you to get sick when you want to. The INFLU mask is outfitted with a …

Visual of Four environmental 'heresies'

Four environmental 'heresies'

TED talk by Steward Brand – the man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s – has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, genetic …

Visual of Google Everything

Google Everything

Filippo Minelli envisions Google total world domination in his very own stickery manner. See also: Google tracks flue via sick searchers , Google 2084 , Google DNA , Google …

Visual of Google 'Opt Out' parody

Google 'Opt Out' parody

The Google Opt Out Feature Lets User protect their privacy by moving to a desolate village where the are guaranteed an environment free from Google products. Participants will …

Visual of Growth economy hits the ceiling?

Growth economy hits the ceiling?

We have lived for 200 years in a growth economy . That's more than a lifetime, so it is no surprise people tend to think of economy as infinitely growing. Herman Daly , who …

Visual of How do Bacteria Communicate?

How do Bacteria Communicate?

So here we are; bragging about our discoveries and great new ways of living... meanwhile we tend to forget that we are NOT the dominant species on the surface of the earth. …

Visual of Inbox Victory

Inbox Victory

Have you ever been in the situation where you spend days trying answer all of your email only to accomplish your goal and have no one to share in your victory? All you want is a …

Visual of Monokultur

Monokultur

A peculiar photo series by Hubert Blanz . Related post: Lost on the Freeway? , Observing Next Nature , Waves of Asphalt , Interchange , Exploding City , Magic Highway USA .

Visual of Natural Fountain

Natural Fountain

Fountains are peculiar objects: We associate them with nature even though they are typically entirely artificial and man-made (unless you are living in Iceland of course). …

Visual of The Internet Mapping Project

The Internet Mapping Project

Kevin Kelly -- senior maverick at Wired -- asks people how they see the internet and if they can, visualize it. Here is how: "The internet is vast. Bigger than a city, bigger than …

Visual of The Trillion Node Network

The Trillion Node Network

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers" , a remark made by Thomas J. Watson of IBM in 1943. But what if the number of computing devices connected to each other …

Visual of Who designed the banana?

Who designed the banana?

Looking at a banana from a design perspective, one immediately notices the fruit is highly ergonomic and sophisticated: Bananas fit perfectly in the human hand, they come with a …

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This translation of the essay ' Real Nature is not Green ' is a special treat from and for our fellow Next Nature explorers in China. We thank the people of the Microwave …

Visual of A Whole New Species of Television is Born

A Whole New Species of Television is Born

So you thought the Razorius Gilletus essay was farsighted? Interestingly enough, Samsung is advertising its latest TV-set as a whole new species . Despite the obvious …

Visual of Antenna roofgarden

Antenna roofgarden

Don't ask me what the purpose is of having your roof crowded with antennas. Solar energy roof-gardens I could understand, but antenna roof-gardens just seem hopelessly old …

Visual of Beehive Europe

Beehive Europe

Peculiar image of the week. Via Radarvirtuel , where you can see them fly in real time.

Visual of Augmented Reality Maps

Augmented Reality Maps

Since a few years the internet in combination with mobile phone technology brought us something that we refer to as augmented reality : A digital projection that is placed over …

Visual of Constellation

Constellation

No this is not some stellar system far away. What is it then? Lets make another picture, this time with the flashlight on... ...and we learn the small universe is comprised by LED …

Visual of Debugged: 'Graphic Design Bugs'

Debugged: 'Graphic Design Bugs'

The Eindhoven-based design team ' Edhv ' made an installation to turn creepy crawlers into genuine graphic designers. By letting crickets, woodlice, ants and many other insects …

Visual of Design Fiction – Medical Bill of the Future

Design Fiction – Medical Bill of the Future

According to this fictitious future medical bill almost every part of the human body will be repairable in 2028. Gut bacteria replacement, Bone tissue growth for skull repair, …

Visual of Dog Modding in China

Dog Modding in China

As a child, I already saw some great tiger potential in my cat and some shark-ish attitude in the behaviour of my goldfish. Personally, I think that since we started domesticating …

Visual of Europe airspace reboot

Europe airspace reboot

After a ban on flying last weeks due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, the European airspace was slowly rebooting to its old state of activity. This movie shows the movement of …

Visual of Media Sunrise

Media Sunrise

Or is it a sunset? Not sure. Ubiquitous corporature either way. Image by Mieke Gerritzen .

Visual of Miniature Sensor Network for the Office

Miniature Sensor Network for the Office

"Have you seen my stapler? No, but just look it up on Google home office maps ." CSIRO Researchers have developed miniature sensors that track lab equipment, coffee mugs and …

Visual of Monitoring your computer's activity like a frog pond

Monitoring your computer's activity like a frog pond

Multi-touch designer and developer Richard Monson-Haefel considers sound as an important part of our user interfaces. As an application of " Calm Technology " which revolves …

Visual of Next Nature Movie #2: Being There

Next Nature Movie #2: Being There

The main character in ‘Being There’ (1979) is a simple-minded gardener named Chance, played brilliantly by Peter Sellars, who has spent all his life as a servant in the Washington …

Visual of Next Nature Movie #3: Koyaanisqatsi

Next Nature Movie #3: Koyaanisqatsi

Koyaanisqatsi (1982) is a film with no actors, no storyline, and no dialogue. The only things we see are landscapes, images of cities, and people going about their regular lives. …

Visual of Nomadic Plants

Nomadic Plants

Nomadic Plants are a species assembled from a group of robotic-electronic-biological organisms living in symbiosis in order to survive in habitats affected by human activity. The …

Visual of Revisiting Jurassic Park

Revisiting Jurassic Park

When searching for Next Nature in the world around us, one does not necessarily have to look at the present. The science fiction novel Jurassic Park, written in 1990 by the …

Visual of Self Catching Fish

Self Catching Fish

Researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Wood's Hole, Massachusetts, are testing a plan to train fish to catch themselves by using a sound broadcast to attract them into …

Visual of A Bug's Afterlife

A Bug's Afterlife

When fruit flies die, they don't go to heaven, but they do get to go to outer space. At least that's the conceit of artist  HsienYu Cheng's Collector: Afterlife , which zaps bugs …

Visual of Biomodd at work

Biomodd at work

Modding is the act of adapting hardware/software to have it do what you want it to do, which does not always correlate with what it is originally built to do. Biomodd (ding) is …

Visual of City Living Splits Up Blackbirds

City Living Splits Up Blackbirds

Some blackbirds have found city living so much fun (the theater scene! the restaurants!) that they have given up migrating south for the winter. Cities are usually warmer than the …

Visual of Did Nature Cease to Exist in the '60s?

Did Nature Cease to Exist in the '60s?

Our historical snippet of the moment is a Canadian television fragment from 1968 featuring a debate between Norman Mailer and Marshall McLuhan on the implications of media …

Visual of Exploring the Oceans of Plastic

Exploring the Oceans of Plastic

Captain Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing …

Visual of Fly Paper Clock

Fly Paper Clock

Bionic horror by designers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau , who have created a clock that traps insects on flypaper before depositing them into a vat of bacteria. The resulting …

Visual of Gamers Solve Enzyme Riddle

Gamers Solve Enzyme Riddle

In a vivd example of the blur between culture and nature, players using an online game called Foldit have helped solve complex questions for researchers about enzyme models. The …

Visual of German Robots Destroy a Living Room

German Robots Destroy a Living Room

Artistic duo Robococo, aka Petra Gemeinboeck and Rob Saunders, have embedded a group of autonomous robots in the walls of a gallery. Wielding hammers and creepy electronic eyes, …

Visual of Michael Najjar – High Altitude

Michael Najjar – High Altitude

The rock formations in the High Altitude photo series don't exist physically, yet they are very present in our society of simulations . The photos visualize the development of the …

Visual of Let the Algorithms Roam Free

Let the Algorithms Roam Free

In this TED talk, Kevin Slavin explains how computer algorithms are breaking free of their virtual habitats and changing the physical world to their liking. Through algorithms, …

Visual of Mapping the Utilisphere

Mapping the Utilisphere

Earth has had a geosphere, atmosphere and biosphere for a few billion years. Only within the last several thousand years has earth gained a global noosphere, the intangible …

Visual of SMS Skyscrapers

SMS Skyscrapers

I reckoned Amsterdam did not have any sky scrapers, but I guess I wasn't looking through the right lenses. This sms-traffic Amsterdam skyline – made on new years eve 2007 – was …

Visual of Sympathy for the Device

Sympathy for the Device

Tweenbots are small robots that depend on the kindness of strangers. They are only able to move straight forward and do this constantly. Once they get stuck in a hole or at a …

Visual of Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts

Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts

Our proposal to study the financial system as an ecosystem is sometimes criticized as 'abuse of vegetational concepts'. Interestingly enough BBC documentary maker Adam Curtis now …

Visual of The Institute for Digital Biology

The Institute for Digital Biology

" The Institute for Digital Biology researches next steps in the evolution of the internet, where websites and services develop into living creatures ." This scenario lives in the …

Visual of The Pigeon that Shat the Golden Soap

The Pigeon that Shat the Golden Soap

Ever wished you could take a shower with pigeon poop? Artist Tuur van Balen proposes changing pigeons from flying rats to cleaning agents. A speculative, specially engineered …

Visual of The Soul is a Plastic Bag

The Soul is a Plastic Bag

In the film Plastic Bag , the title character spends a lifetime (or more) on a quest for a creator not even aware of his existence.  A stunning short by Ramin Bahrani, director of …

Visual of Trading Humans for Trading Algorithms

Trading Humans for Trading Algorithms

The economic system and profit motive has been a driving force that steers and even dictates social change. Investors and stockbrokers have been a major influence to these social …

Visual of Using Pigeons as Protestors

Using Pigeons as Protestors

Artist Jaroslav Kyša has invented a novel form of social protest . By scattering seed in front of targets in London, he can attract droves of pigeons that disrupt shoppers and …

Visual of Army Protected Organic Foods

Army Protected Organic Foods

Over the last few decades, the public has been – and still is – creating awareness on the values of organically produced foods. For many foodies an important value of organic …

Visual of Bioinspired Robojelly Can Swim Forever

Bioinspired Robojelly Can Swim Forever

Scientists have developed a biomimetic robot that will be able to swim forever, since its artificial muscles are powered by water. And since Robojelly lives underwater, it will …

Visual of Complete Computer Simulation of a Bacterium Holds Hope for Medicine

Complete Computer Simulation of a Bacterium Holds Hope for Medicine

Researchers at Stanford and the J. Craig Venter Institute  recently created the first complete computer model of an organism. The simulation models the genome and life processes …

Visual of Dan Barber on the Ultimate Fish Farm

Dan Barber on the Ultimate Fish Farm

Chef Dan Barber discusses a dilemma facing many chefs today: how to keep fish on the menu? With impeccable research and deadpan humor, he chronicles the discovery of a unique …

Visual of Desire Paths

Desire Paths

Design by planning vs design by doing.

Visual of Free Range Robot Filters Out the Ocean's Plastic

Free Range Robot Filters Out the Ocean's Plastic

Whale sharks are great at filtering; plastic needs to be filtered. For now, however, whale sharks only have an appetite for plankton. Industrial designer Elie Ahovi has jumped …

Visual of Gangnam Autonomy

Gangnam Autonomy

"A robot is a mechanical apparatus designed to do the work of a man. Its components are usually electro-mechanical and are guided by a computer program or electronic circuitry. By …

Visual of Genetic Screening for Christmas Trees

Genetic Screening for Christmas Trees

If you've turned to plastic Christmas trees because the real ones leave piles of needles behind, science is working to bring live conifers back into your holidays. A $1.3 million …

Visual of Get into Buckminster Fuller

Get into Buckminster Fuller

58:10 minute interview with polymath & nextnature thinker avant la lettre Buckminister Fuller.

Visual of IKEA Lamp Catches Elephantiasis Virus

IKEA Lamp Catches Elephantiasis Virus

Have you heard of Elephantiasis? It is a disease caused by microscopic parasitic worms that cause a thickening of the skin and underlying tissues. The disease typically occurs in …

Visual of Internet Traffic is now 51% Non-Human

Internet Traffic is now 51% Non-Human

So you thought the Internet was made by and for people? Think again. A study by Incapsula , a provider of cloud-based security for web sites (mind you where this data comes from), …

Visual of Let the Robotic Farmers feed the World

Let the Robotic Farmers feed the World

The future of farming is not to be found in further mass-industrialization nor in the return to traditional farming with man and horse power, but rather in swarms of smart, cheap robotic farmers that patiently seed, tend and harvest fields one plant at a time without the need for damaging pesticides.

Visual of Mul & De Mul – God's Browser

Mul & De Mul – God's Browser

Philosopher and professor Jos de Mu l and media artist Geert Mul set out to visualize the Gods Browser in a unique art-science collaboration. The result is a conceptual poem of …

Visual of Surviving Progress

Surviving Progress

Montreal filmmakers Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks’ documentary feature, Surviving Progress presents the story of human advancement and reveals the risk of running the 21st …

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"That Was Then. This is Now"

The wunderkammer – the traditional repository of natural history curiosities and cultural relics  – has been updated by the  Center for PostNatural History  in Pittsburgh, which …

Visual of We want you to be Radically Open

We want you to be Radically Open

Can you do it? Do finish your lunch before clicking the link – or you might vaporise. The video was made by Jason Silva for the ongoing TEDGlobal 2012 which has Radical Openness …

Visual of A Robot to Make Rats Depressed

A Robot to Make Rats Depressed

The robot in the picture above chases and attacks the living rat rights besides it. The W-3, as the robot is named, is designed to make rats seriously depressed. In fact, this …

Visual of Animals Mistaken For Spies

Animals Mistaken For Spies

Egyptian authorities detained a stork last week on suspicion of espionage.

Visual of Gathering Electricity from the Atmosphere

Gathering Electricity from the Atmosphere

"Atmospheric energy" has the power to revolutionize the production of electricity.

Visual of Can This Virtual World Save the Real One?

Can This Virtual World Save the Real One?

A Dutch artist designs a Utopian eco-socialist online society.

Visual of Chinese Whisper Challenge Pits Man Against Machine

Chinese Whisper Challenge Pits Man Against Machine

Ever played "telephone" or "chinese whispers" as a kid? Now, you can pit your speech recognition skills against a computer.

Visual of Computer Teaches Itself to Play Games

Computer Teaches Itself to Play Games

An algorithm observes human players to learn how to beat Super Mario Bros.

Visual of Delivery Drones Are Coming

Delivery Drones Are Coming

Amazon announces they want to use drones to deliver your order within a half hour at any location you choose.

Visual of Drones Protect Rhinos in India

Drones Protect Rhinos in India

How to deter poachers? With unmanned aerial drones.

Visual of Drones Swarm While We Sleep

Drones Swarm While We Sleep

Mesmerizing drone ballet from Kmel Robotics and Lexus.

Visual of Free Electricity from the Technosphere

Free Electricity from the Technosphere

Scientists learn how to harvest electricity from radio waves.

Visual of Interview: Floris Kaayk, the Visionary Creative Mind Behind Human Birdwings

Interview: Floris Kaayk, the Visionary Creative Mind Behind Human Birdwings

Floris Kayak discusses online hoaxes and the future of technology.

Visual of Lions Relax in Morning Traffic

Lions Relax in Morning Traffic

A pair of apex predators bring traffic to a standstill.

Visual of Nature through the Windshield

Nature through the Windshield

Volume magazine interviews Next Nature founder Koert van Mensvoort.

Visual of Next Nature TEDx Talk in Budapest

Next Nature TEDx Talk in Budapest

Indulge in the Next Nature stump speech at TEDx from Dr. Van Mensvoort

Visual of Offshore Wind Farms Generate Their Own Microclimates

Offshore Wind Farms Generate Their Own Microclimates

As we strive to milk all available energy from nature, we not only harvest but alter our surroundings in the process. By mixing the warm sea air with cooler air above, offshore …

Visual of Painting with Toxic Runoff

Painting with Toxic Runoff

A professor and an artist have invented a method to manufacture paint from acid mine runoff.

Visual of Subjective Map of the Internet

Subjective Map of the Internet

Peculiar image of the week

Visual of The Drone Survival Guide

The Drone Survival Guide

For twenty-first century bird spotting.

Visual of 'Victimless Shelter' Grown from Pig Cells

'Victimless Shelter' Grown from Pig Cells

While Next Nature was busy dreaming up new in vitro meat (IVM) foods, the mad scientists of Terreform ONE in New York went ahead and designed an entire dwelling made of IVM pig cells.

Visual of World's Worst Job? Being a Human Robot at Amazon's Fulfillment Center

World's Worst Job? Being a Human Robot at Amazon's Fulfillment Center

Workers are completely controlled by algorithms in Amazon's fulfillment center

Visual of Anti-Drone Tent

Anti-Drone Tent

Anti Drone Tent is a small construction of emergency blankets that blocks infrared sensing, making it invisible to drones.

Visual of Blending with Nature

Blending with Nature

'Zombie Car' abandoned in China street, overgrown with ivy.

Visual of Drone Crash

Drone Crash

During a triathlon ace a drone operated by a local photographer hit one of the athletes.

Visual of Exploring the City Soundscape

Exploring the City Soundscape

Buq are electronic life forms that shift the experience of the street scape from the primarily visual to a more auditory experience.

Visual of Faraday Tent

Faraday Tent

While in old nature people build shelters to protect themselves from natural forces like wind and rain, today one has to protect oneself from nextnatural forces.

Visual of Forward Compatibility Please

Forward Compatibility Please

Forward compatibility for analog mailboxes.

Visual of Graffiti Drones

Graffiti Drones

Last month graffiti artist Katsu presented his graffiti drone called the ‘’spray copter’’.

Visual of High Frequency Trading Visualized

High Frequency Trading Visualized

Our peculiar image of the week is titled "High Frequency Captured on the Surface of Augmented Objects" by Ryota Matsumoto , Mixed Media 140718 110cmx85cm.

Visual of Learning Circuits While Playing With Clay

Learning Circuits While Playing With Clay

Kids learn the basics of electric circuits while playing with clay.

Visual of Lonely Sculpture Your Next Tinder Match?

Lonely Sculpture Your Next Tinder Match?

Tinder users beware: somewhere out there a mechanical finger is surfing the popular dating smartphone app. This could be your next match.

Visual of Monster Machine Swallows Tree in 15 Sec

Monster Machine Swallows Tree in 15 Sec

15 seconds, that is the time it takes the mulcher monster to consume a 9 meter-tall, mature spruce – starting at the top, landing at the bottom.

Visual of Razorius Gilletus Gold Plastic

Razorius Gilletus Gold Plastic

Like the exorbitant feathers of the peacock, which only function is to aesthetically stand out amid its competitors, this new species of Razorius Gilletus only differs from its predecessor aesthetically.

Visual of Robot Swarm that can form any Shape

Robot Swarm that can form any Shape

Maybe in the future swarms of robots could help cleaning oil spills, provide immediate emergency help at a disaster or guide millions of self driving cars.

Visual of Robotic Furniture puts IKEA to Shame

Robotic Furniture puts IKEA to Shame

Science Fiction taught us to think of robots as human-like beings, yet the robots that actually make it into your home are more likely to look like furniture.

Visual of Technology Costs Evolution

Technology Costs Evolution

Producing an iPhone in 1991 would have cost 3,56 million of dollars.

Visual of Web Access Is A Basic Human Right

Web Access Is A Basic Human Right

"It's time to recognize the Internet as a basic human right" its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said.

Visual of Traffic Ballet

Traffic Ballet

If only next nature would be this perfectly harmonic.

Visual of Transportations Of The Future

Transportations Of The Future

A selection of nine enthralling and striking concepts of future way of transportation.

Visual of Watch Your City at Night from Space

Watch Your City at Night from Space

Less than one millennium ago the Earth at night was all black. Today it is all glowing and blossoming.

Visual of What’s the Point If We Can’t Have Fun?

What’s the Point If We Can’t Have Fun?

Since Darwin we tend to look at the biological world exclusively in economical terms. The idea that monkey's, frogs, or even ants do more than simply propagate, doesn't find much acceptance among scientists. And yet, even crayfishes at times seem to displace objects just for fun.

Visual of 3D Printed Fish Remove Toxins and Deliver Drugs

3D Printed Fish Remove Toxins and Deliver Drugs

Researchers from UC San Diego announced that they have developed 3D print tiny microrobots in the shape of fish able to detect and remove toxin from liquid.

Visual of A Self-Aware Mario Able to Learn and Feel

A Self-Aware Mario Able to Learn and Feel

Super Mario is now able to learn and feel in the confines of his 8-bit universe.

Visual of A Swarm of Micro Drones

A Swarm of Micro Drones

Agile micro drones able to act like a swarm.

Visual of All the Flights in the World

All the Flights in the World

Indulge in this video simulation that displays the flight path of every commercial flight in the world over a 24-hour period.

Visual of Cities Evolve in Similar Ways as Galaxies

Cities Evolve in Similar Ways as Galaxies

Scientists think the laws governing the structure of galaxies in outer space are the same laws underlying the growth of cities.

Visual of Communicating with City Infrastructures

Communicating with City Infrastructures

A recent project, named GENESI, might make it possible for city infrastructures to communicate with us.

Visual of Digital Mountains Shouting Your Tweets

Digital Mountains Shouting Your Tweets

Ever feel the need to hear two digital mountains read your tweets aloud with deep and sonorous voices?

Visual of Drone Operated by Honeybee Brain

Drone Operated by Honeybee Brain

The Green Brain Project aims to create drones that will think, act and sense like a bee.

Visual of The Droneport: a New Infrastructure of This Century

The Droneport: a New Infrastructure of This Century

Architect firm Foster + Partners announced plans to build the world's first droneport in Rwanda.

Visual of Eventually, Drones Will Be Everywhere

Eventually, Drones Will Be Everywhere

City of Drones puts you in a first person view of a drone drifting through an abstract futuristic cityscape.

Visual of Ever-Changing Sceneries with Microbots

Ever-Changing Sceneries with Microbots

Kirsten Zirngibl's illustrations depict imaginary landscapes that are formed by microbots.

Visual of Flights Delayed Due to iPad Crash

Flights Delayed Due to iPad Crash

Dozens of American Airlines flights were grounded as pliots' iPads crashed.

Visual of Genome Editing - Bringing the Übermensch to a Shelf Near You

Genome Editing - Bringing the Übermensch to a Shelf Near You

Last April, a Chinese group of researchers published a paper that set the scientific world ablaze in a fierce debate. The paper was about their attempts to edit the DNA of a human …

Visual of Hacking And Controlling Cars Remotely

Hacking And Controlling Cars Remotely

Two American hackers have been working on hacking cars to takeover full control of vehicles.

Visual of Puppy Delivery Drones

Puppy Delivery Drones

3 Million Dogs released a funny video, which shows puppies delivered by drones.

Visual of Tiny Robots Assemble a Room in Minutes

Tiny Robots Assemble a Room in Minutes

Dom Indoors , is the latest research project developed by a construction robotics company called Asmbld . It includes a robotic system that can reconfigure an indoor space within …

Visual of Bacteria and Drones: New Ways to Collect Samples

Bacteria and Drones: New Ways to Collect Samples

While a hipster-drink bacteria are hunting space organisms, robots are catching whale snot in the open ocean.

Visual of Visualizing the World Economy

Visualizing the World Economy

This Is What $15.3 Trillion of World Trade Looks Like.

Visual of Every Wikipedia Article Leads to Philosophy

Every Wikipedia Article Leads to Philosophy

According to the Wikipedia page 'Wikipedia: Getting to Philosophy', more than 94% of all articles will eventually lead to the English article "Philosophy".

Visual of Colorless coral: How climate change is affecting the great barrier reef

Colorless coral: How climate change is affecting the great barrier reef

Our peculiar image of the week comes from the Great Barrier Reef. You've probably seen images of this vibrant underwater attraction before. If you're lucky, maybe you've seen it …

Visual of When FB Told Everyone They Were Dead

When FB Told Everyone They Were Dead

Due to an algorithmic error, Facebook mistakenly "memorialized" vital user accounts with a banner announcing the user’s passing – turning their friend walls into memorial walls.

Visual of Glowing Planet T-Shirt

Glowing Planet T-Shirt

Featuring different cities at night, the Next Nature Glowing Planet T-shirt highlights the enchanting beauty of our glimmering world.

Visual of This Robot Builds a House in Two Days

This Robot Builds a House in Two Days

A Bricklaying Robot builds low-cost houses in just two days.

Visual of A Fake City for Real Self-Driving Cars

A Fake City for Real Self-Driving Cars

Uber built a fake city called Almono to train self-driving cars. This town is full of fake houses, mannequins and chaotic intersections.

Visual of The Ephemeral Future of Internet Data

The Ephemeral Future of Internet Data

What the Internet would look like if all data were ephemeral?

Visual of Meteorology Captures the Technosphere

Meteorology Captures the Technosphere

There is a WiFi network illegally configured that interferes with the rain radar creating a ray of "clouds" that won't bring any water.

Visual of A Robot Will Spark the Next Avant-Garde

A Robot Will Spark the Next Avant-Garde

­­ “An illegal theme park exposing the ideology of the aesthetics of hacking”. “A hybrid drone targeting technological domination”. “A psychedelic fridge to raise doubt about fake …

Visual of Personhood Status for Robots

Personhood Status for Robots

An "electronic personhood" for robots has been discussed in the European Parliament recently, raising big questions about equality, citizenship, legal and ironically, human rights for artificial intelligent machines.

Visual of Jobs for Entrepreneurs - Robots at Work #4

Jobs for Entrepreneurs - Robots at Work #4

This is post number four of our serie 'Robots at Work'. In this episode we present you five jobs for entrepreneurs, the ones who love doing big business.

Visual of The Age of Rust

The Age of Rust

Meet the incredible new species "Petramosaurus Cavator" and discover its impact on our planet.

Visual of Lucas Foglia's photography explores the uneasy relationship between humans and nature

Lucas Foglia's photography explores the uneasy relationship between humans and nature

There’s no place on earth untouched by human activity: This was clear as Lucas Foglia whizzed across the vast, white expanse of Alaska's Juneau Ice Field last summer. He was …

Visual of Why electric cars should be allowed to drive faster

Why electric cars should be allowed to drive faster

In response to the nitrogen crisis, the Dutch cabinet is planning to reduce the speed limit during the day to 100 kph. In itself a sensible decision. But it is strange that this …

Visual of Interview: Pirjo Kääriäinen on collaboration and the new ecological biomateriality

Interview: Pirjo Kääriäinen on collaboration and the new ecological biomateriality

Meet Pirjo Kääriäinen, professor of design driven fibre innovation at Aalto University, Finland. Kääriäinen founded CHEMARTS —a collaborative program at the university that brings …

Visual of In conversation with Studio Drift

In conversation with Studio Drift

A flock of drones that fly like birds, drifting blocks of concrete, a choreography of opening and closing flowers. The work of Studio Drift is challenging the distinction between …

Visual of Three ways farms of the future can feed the planet and heal it too

Three ways farms of the future can feed the planet and heal it too

Intensive agriculture may be nourishing most of the Earth’s inhabitants, but it’s doing the opposite to earth itself. Its dependence on singular crops, heavy ploughing machinery, …

Visual of How Amazon trees write their own autobiographies

How Amazon trees write their own autobiographies

Tropical forests are one of the world’s largest carbon stores and they help regulate the global climate. But they’re being erased at a terrifying rate. Deforestation claimed an …

Visual of Next Generation: Elissa Brunato's bio iridescent sequin shimmers with nature

Next Generation: Elissa Brunato's bio iridescent sequin shimmers with nature

This story is part of  Next Generation , a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Would you like to see your work here?  Get in touch …

Visual of Suzanne Lee wants to live in a sustainable material world. Built with biology, not oil

Suzanne Lee wants to live in a sustainable material world. Built with biology, not oil

Biotechnology is nearly as old as humanity itself. The food you eat and the pets you love? You can thank our ancestors for kickstarting the agricultural revolution, using …

Visual of Discussing non-human centered design with Kelvin Godee and Simon Wijrdeman

Discussing non-human centered design with Kelvin Godee and Simon Wijrdeman

What if design began to put everything but the human first? The needs of the human not paramount to the design process, but instead the other entities that we cohabit planet earth …

Visual of A countryside dweller's guide to the future

A countryside dweller's guide to the future

The current lockdown in much of Europe has city-dwellers flocking to the countryside to wait out the outbreak sweeping the continent. Seeking relief from coronavirus, urbanites …

Visual of Towards a global society as a superorganism

Towards a global society as a superorganism

Today we hold the ability to gather a lot of knowledge, thanks to science. We are able to watch, analyze, manipulate and change matter to the nano-level. This makes it tempting to …

Visual of Why I'm turning my son into a cyborg

Why I'm turning my son into a cyborg

Imagine if everyone spoke a language that you don’t understand. It’s not a foreign language–it’s been spoken around you since the day you were born–but where as everyone else …

Visual of Simulacra and Simulations

Simulacra and Simulations

The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth--it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true. -Ecclesiastes If we were able to take as the …

Visual of Re-visualizing Molecular Science

Re-visualizing Molecular Science

I vividly remember being offended throughout my high-school education because 'atoms' where consistently presented as these perfect slick round little spheres. At one time I even …

Visual of Downriver in the Lowlands

Downriver in the Lowlands

The Netherlands is known for its outright flat landscape – its even part of the name. How come the Dutch Womans Youth Rafting Team just won the World Cup in the category …

Visual of Genetically Modified Salmon moves to Kitchen Table

Genetically Modified Salmon moves to Kitchen Table

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to approve the first genetically engineered animal that people would eat — salmon that can grow at twice the normal …

Visual of Anthropomorphobia

Anthropomorphobia

Are you familiar with the affliction? Anthropomorphobia is the fear of recognizing human characteristics in non-human objects. The term is a hybrid of two Greek-derived words: …

Visual of Babel Fish

Babel Fish

Researchers are working on a language and a device that will help humans and dolphins talk with each other. Denise Herzing , a researcher and founder of the Wild Dolphin Project …

Visual of The Sound of the Blue Canary

The Sound of the Blue Canary

Blue is a beautiful color, but its sound is simply irresistible. It is the song of the unhappy and the depressed. It is a sound that touches people. It was also the sound of a …

Visual of Conservationists Turn Their Sights on Urban Habitats

Conservationists Turn Their Sights on Urban Habitats

For city-dwellers, the closest 'true wilderness' to be found is usually the weeds sprouting in abandoned lots. Snow-capped, postcard nature might be beautiful but is …

Visual of Dyeing Salmon Pink for Farms and Profit

Dyeing Salmon Pink for Farms and Profit

Wild salmon gets its robust pink color from a diet rich in red-hued krill. Farmed salmon are fed on fish meal, chicken byproducts, soybeans, wheat and a long list of other …

Visual of Little Green Cows

Little Green Cows

The world is alight with algae fever. In this age of deep ecological design aspirations, the range of speculative design projects based on algae technology is growing. Algae are …

Visual of Next What?

Next What?

In this essay, anti-civilization, anarchist philosopher John Zerzan critiques the concept of 'next nature.' He argues that rather than freeing us, our self-domestication through …

Visual of A Plan to Eliminate Predators

A Plan to Eliminate Predators

British philosopher David Pearce believes we should to stop animals from hunting and killing other animals.

Visual of Belief System Meets Operating System

Belief System Meets Operating System

The façade of an Indian temple constructed from a large-scale print of a Facebook Wall.

Visual of Domestication as a Last Refuge

Domestication as a Last Refuge

In glass capsules endangered rainforest flora will be able to survive regardless of what happens to their natural habitat.

Visual of Meet Biomimic Alyssa Stark

Meet Biomimic Alyssa Stark

Using biology as a model for innovation and progress, Alyssa Stark embodies the essence of Biomimicry.

Visual of Your Next Sneakers Are Made of Algae

Your Next Sneakers Are Made of Algae

An ecofriendly alternative to plastic lies on the surface of waste streams.

Visual of Shapeshifting Robotic Furniture

Shapeshifting Robotic Furniture

Robotic furniture for the young professional.

Visual of Untouched Nature Is Entirely Gone

Untouched Nature Is Entirely Gone

Researchers prove that pristine landscapes haven’t existed for thousands of years, therefore we should change or mindset before trying to save the planet.

Visual of Getting rid of that bit of unspoiled green

Getting rid of that bit of unspoiled green

There it is. A hefty hen, with its head up high and its beak out. And a gigantic VR headset over its beady little eyes. What does this battery hen see? ‘An experience of a free …

Visual of In conversation with Teresa van Dongen, biodesigner exploring natural forms of artificial light

In conversation with Teresa van Dongen, biodesigner exploring natural forms of artificial light

There was a time when flipping the switch, and seeing a glass bulb light up, was magical to anyone in the world. Today, the presence of a light switch in a room, is something …

Visual of How a museum encourages its visitors to examine their relationship with their environment

How a museum encourages its visitors to examine their relationship with their environment

Last month I had the opportunity to immerse myself in Tokyo’s newly opened digital art landscape, the Mori Digital Art Museum. The museum stands out for it enables virtual …

Visual of Green roofs improve the urban environment – so why don't all buildings have them?

Green roofs improve the urban environment – so why don't all buildings have them?

Rooftops covered with grass, vegetable gardens and lush foliage are now a common sight in many cities around the world. More and more private companies and city authorities are …

Visual of Q: How will we co-evolve with technology?

Q: How will we co-evolve with technology?

This question is an excerpt from the Pyramid of Technology toolkit Cooking is a process through which humans outsource part of their bodily functions to technology (think …

Visual of How a 6.000-year-old fruit fly gave us cheese

How a 6.000-year-old fruit fly gave us cheese

Historians often trace the dawn of human civilisation back 10,000 years, when Neolithic tribes first settled and began farming in the Fertile Crescent, which stretches through …

Visual of Next Generation: Louise Silfversparre illustrates the remains of the Anthropocene

Next Generation: Louise Silfversparre illustrates the remains of the Anthropocene

This story is part of  Next Generation , a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Your work here?  Get in touch  and plot your …

Visual of Next Generation: Exploring the vegetal cyborg with Marie Declerfayt

Next Generation: Exploring the vegetal cyborg with Marie Declerfayt

This story is part of  Next Generation , a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Want to see your work here?  Get in touch  and …

Visual of Next Generation: Towards the Plastic Human with Max Ahluwalia

Next Generation: Towards the Plastic Human with Max Ahluwalia

This story is part of  Next Generation , a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Your work here?  Get in touch  and plot your …

Visual of Blocking the sun with dust

Blocking the sun with dust

In the past few years, scientists have hatched some pretty crazy-sounding schemes in the name of protecting Earth and its inhabitants. From building an underwater wall 120 …

Visual of The Institute of Digital Fashion explore what's next in the industry

The Institute of Digital Fashion explore what's next in the industry